Journal article

Perinatal death audit and classification of stillbirths in two provinces in Papua New Guinea: A retrospective analysis.

Lisa M Vallely, Rachel Smith, John W Bolnga, Delly Babona, Michaela A Riddell, Alice Mengi, Lucy Au, Cherolyn Polomon, Joshua P Vogel, William S Pomat, Andrew J Vallely, Caroline SE Homer

Int J Gynaecol Obstet | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To undertake a retrospective perinatal death audit and assessment of avoidable factors associated with stillbirths among a cohort of women in two provinces in Papua New Guinea. METHODS: We used data from an ongoing cluster-randomized crossover trial in 10 sites among 4600 women in Papua New Guinea (from 2017 to date). The overarching aim is to improve birth outcomes. All stillbirths from July 2017 to January 2020 were identified. The Perinatal Problem Identification Program was used to analyze each stillbirth and review associated avoidable factors. RESULTS: There were 59 stillbirths among 2558 births (23 per 1000 births); 68% (40/59) were classified "fresh" and 32% as "macerated"..

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