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EUROCAT South, East and South-East (Congenital Anomaly Registers)

Creator:

Departments of Public Health in association with EUROCAT central registry

Subject Keywords: Congenital anomaly, Cause, Treatment, Prevention
Catalogue: Data
Primary Data Sources
Type: Dataset
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

There are three active regional congenital anomaly registers in
the Republic of Ireland. All three, EUROCAT South, EUROCAT South-East and EUROCAT East are members of EUROCAT, the European network of congenital anomaly registers, they provide an anonymised computerised register of cases of congenital anomaly born to mothers resident in Ireland. Together the registers cover 60% of all births in Ireland.

The purpose of the Registers is to improve the health of the Irish people through the provision of health intelligence on congenital anomalies. In addition to facilitating early warning of new teratogenic exposures, this data is used to inform and evaluate primary prevention of congenital anomalies and to enable the planning of health services for these conditions. They collect information to:

- learn more about congenital anomalies and help research into their causes, treatment and prevention,

- provide early warning of potential harmful exposures that may contribute to anomalies during pregnancy,

- examine the survival and health of babies born with anomalies,

- look at trends and the numbers of babies born with a congenital anomaly in our region,

- participate and contribute to the European network of congenital anomalies.

Date:

01/01/1997

Rights: © EUROCAT
Suggested citation:

Departments of Public Health in association with EUROCAT central registry. (1997) EUROCAT South, East and South-East (Congenital Anomaly Registers) [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/751542 [Accessed: 15th September 2019].

  

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