Journal article

A prospective review of perinatal mortality at Hospital Nacional Guido Valadares (HNGV)

Skandarupan Jayaratnamt, Maria Lucia de Fatima Godinho Soares, Ingrid Bucens, Belinda Jennings, Cindy Woods, Alexis Shub

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology | WILEY | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Timor-Leste has one of the highest perinatal mortality rates in the Asia-Pacific region. Consistent and accurate data collection improves understanding of perinatal outcomes and facilitates the development of interventions to reduce stillbirths and early neonatal deaths. AIMS: (1) To identify changes in the rates of stillbirth and early neonatal deaths from previous published data. (2) To determine if prospective data collection and the application of the simplified Causes Of Death and Associated Conditions (CODAC) classification allows better identification of perinatal deaths in Timor-Leste. METHODS: A prospective audit of perinatal deaths of women delivering at Hospital Nacion..

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