Livsdugliga data i gränslandet mellan vård, styrdokument och teknik

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Library and information studies research has shown how infrastructures and data are, contrary to common perceptions, not neutral but take part in sha- ping what they represent and the contexts in which they are used. Starting off from these insights we discuss Swedish media reports from November 2015 about a possible alteration of the abortion limit due to recent findings in neonatal care and research. Register data from the Swedish Neonatal qua- lity register figured in the background to the media reports. In this article we discuss how specific data and infrastructures can be understood as relational and hold different roles and meanings in different circumstances. The circum- stances in this case are both neonatal care and abortion. The significances of the data consequently concern life as well as death.
Original languageSwedish
Pages (from-to)297-305
Number of pages9
JournalSocialmedicinsk tidskrift
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jul 9

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Information Studies

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