A review of congenital anomaly surveillance in the Republic of Ireland.
|dc.description||The public health importance of congenital anomaly surveillance should not be underestimated, as they are major causes of childhood morbidity and mortality, In 2000, 131 infants aged less than 1 year died from congenital anomalies. In the three-year period 1997-1999 there were over 25,000 hospital discharges for congenital anomalies. In addition the last number of years has also seen an unprecedented demand from laypersons, medical professionals and policy makers for information on the potential impact of environmental pollutants on births in this country. It may relate to Chernobyl, Sellafield, Askeaton, an incinerator or a landfill site but the fact remains that without a comprehensive population based congenital anomaly surveillance system in place these questions cannot be answered with any degree of certainty. Congenital anomalies are clearly an important public health event in this country.||en_GB|
|dc.publisher||Director of Public Health||en_GB|
|dc.subject||PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT||en_GB|
|dc.title||A review of congenital anomaly surveillance in the Republic of Ireland.||en_GB|
|dc.contributor.department||Western Health Board||en_GB|