2013 № 12 New criteria of Birth: medical and demographical outcomes and organizational problems of obstetric services (Federal Research Institute for Health Organization and Informatics of Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia)
Annotation. The paper defines the characteristics of the obstetric services organization in modern conditions. In April 2012, Russia introduced new birth criteria — birth weight 500 grams and 22 weeks of gestation. According to this criteria termination of pregnancy at 22–27 weeks of gestation that used to be termed as «late abortion» before 2011 should be considered and registered as extremely premature birth starting April 2012. This reform has been accompanied by reorganization of outcomes of registered pregnancies — births and abortions as well as the number of births and deaths by body weight.