Obstetrics & Gynaecology seminar: Perinatal mortality and identification of contributory factors and potential avoidable deaths: local compared to independent review Event as iCalendar

07 June 2013

3:30 - 4:30pm

Venue: Room 12.080, Level 12, Auckland Hospital Support Building

In 2009 there were 720 perinatal deaths in New Zealand. Local review of these deaths, using a tool developed by the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee PMMRC, found contributory factors in 24% and 14% were determined to be potentially avoidable. Local review is undertaken in each hospital by a multidisciplinary group who submit data to the national perinatal mortality review process.

The aim of this study was to compare local and independent review for identification of contributory factors and potentially avoidable perinatal mortality using the same methodology.

Presented by: Vicki Masson , National Coordinator, Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC)

Refreshments to follow