Main Organiser

Julius Centre University of Malaya

Co-organiser

Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malay

Supported by

University of Malaya

DOES COLLECTING DATA USING RAPID REPORTING FORMAT HELPS IN PLANNING FOR PERINATAL HEALTH

Author

Sutan R

Institution

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Abstract

Objectives: To review available information and levels of evidence in monitoring of perinatal deaths

Methods: A retrospective case study was conducted among perinatal deaths using a Stillbirths and Neonatal Deaths Rapid Reporting Form, from year 2004 to 2010 and summary report of each cases.

Results: Regular perinatal audit may identify suboptimal care related to perinatal deaths and thus appropriate measures for its reduction can be plan. There were 45 277 deliveries with 526 cases of stillbirths and neonatal deaths. Stillbirths consisted of 54% while 46.0% were neonatal deaths. Result showed that the incidence rate of stillbirths in UKMMC was 6 in 1000 live birth and 28.6% was classified as normally formed macerated stillbirth. Limited information can be assessed through rapid reporting forms as it was incomplete and not accurate when it was compared with the clinical case summary.

Conclusion: A comprehensive confidential clinical summary should be completed for every perinatal death to facilitate local auditing and high quality evidence to guide the process of mortality audit.