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National Perinatal Epidemiology databases: Perinatal Mortality Surveillance System, Severe Maternal Morbidity Audit and Surveillance of Homebirths Databases

Creator:

The National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (NPEC)

Subject Keywords: Perinatal mortality data, severe maternal morbidity data, major obstetric haemorrhage data, data relating to homebirths
Catalogue: Data
Primary Data Sources
Type: Data
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

NPEC Database is a computer based form designed to collect clinical information relating to perinatal mortality, severe maternal morbidity and homebirths in Ireland.

The National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre is based in the University College Cork (UCC) Anu Research Centre in Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH). The overall objective of the Centre is to collaborate with Irish maternity hospitals to translate clinical audit data and epidemiological evidence into improved maternity services for families in Ireland.

Achievement of their mission is carried out using a range of research methodologies, including prospective surveillance, Hospital In-Patient Enquiry (HIPE) data analysis, and systematic reviews.

The specific roles of the Centre are:
- to collaborate with government agencies to collate outcome data from maternity hospitals in Ireland;

-n to evaluate and publish nationally representative perinatal mortality and severe maternal morbidity data on an annual basis;

- to contribute to the development of clinical protocols and guidelines based on analysis of data.

Date:

01/01/2009

Rights: © NPPC
Suggested citation:

The National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (NPEC). (2009) National Perinatal Epidemiology databases: Perinatal Mortality Surveillance System, Severe Maternal Morbidity Audit and Surveillance of Homebirths Databases [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/751538 [Accessed: 25th August 2019].

  

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