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Purposes of system – Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 3705.31

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“Purposes of system”


The birth defects information system may be used to performing the follow in regards to the congenital abnormalities, stillbirths, and abnormal conditions that constitute the birth defect:

  • Identify and describe the conditions;
  • Detect trends and epidemics;
  • Quantify morbidity and mortality rates;
  • Stimulate epidemiological research focused on birth defects;
  • Identify risk factors;
  • Facilitate intervention in and prevention of birth defects;
  • Facilitate access to treatment;
  • Inform and educate the public.

Current as of June 2015