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Comment & Response
December 14, 2020

Providing Neonatal Outcome Estimates as an Intervention

Author Affiliations
  • 1Stead Family Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa, Iowa City
  • 2Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York
JAMA Pediatr. 2021;175(3):325. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.5167

To the Editor We read with interest the article by Kidszun et al,1 which reported a clinical trial randomizing expectant mothers to higher (60%) vs lower (30%) numerical estimates of survival for a hypothetical infant born at a periviable gestation. The authors showed that the primary outcome, the mothers’ expressed preference for life-sustaining treatment or comfort care, did not depend on the numerical estimate provided.1 We would like to raise 2 points with respect to interpreting the authors’ findings.

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