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FARIA, Cleberson de Souza; MARTINS, Christine Baccarat de Godoy; LIMA, Fernanda Cristina Aguiar  and  GAIVA, Maria Aparecida Munhoz. Morbidity and mortality among the high-risk newborns: a bibliography review. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2014, vol.13, n.36, pp.298-309. ISSN 1695-6141.

Against to the requirements of attention to the health of high-risk newborns , this study presents a review of the published literature on the morbidity and mortality in this group. A search was carried out in the databases LILACS, MEDLINE and SCIELO in the period between 2005 and 2010, publications in English, Spanish and Portuguese were selected. The content analysis enabled us to organize the knowledge into a categories of analysis: epidemiological data; associated factors (risk and protection); evitability of death, the importance of prevention and monitoring; the services of attention to the high-risk newborns in Brazil. We observed that in Brazil, there are challenges about the reduction in morbidity and mortality among the high-risk newborns, since the neonatal period is one of the main child health indicators, which demand attention of professionals and managers of health, the necessity of the establishment of specific policies for the group in question.

Keywords : morbidity; neonatal mortality; premature; low weight newborn; risk factors.

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