Documentation and Reporting of Perinatal Deaths in Two Districts of Karnataka, India: A Situational Analysis

*, Harsha Kumar HN and Baliga, Shantaram B and Kushtagi, Pralhad and Kamath, Nutan and Rao, Sucheta (2020) Documentation and Reporting of Perinatal Deaths in Two Districts of Karnataka, India: A Situational Analysis. Indian Pediatrics, 57 (15). pp. 1006-1009. ISSN 0019-6061

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Abstract

Objectives: In Karnataka state, perinatal mortality rate is almost equal to infant mortality rate. This preliminary study was conducted in two districts of Karnataka to study potential problems to start of perinatal death audit. Methods: Hospitals providing maternal and child health care services, which met study inclusion criteria, in Dakshina Kannada and Koppal Districts were included. Following variables were studied: (i) Documentation and reporting systems in these hospitals; (ii) Role of health care personnel in documentation and reporting (iii) Existing system of audit, if any. Results: Totally 94 hospitals met our criteria with Dakshina Kannda District having 63 (67.02%) and the rest in Koppal District. Documentation and reporting was poor in Koppal District and inadequate in Dakshina Kannada district. Health care personnel were apprehensive about perinatal death audit. Conclusion: Problems identified need to be addressed before starting perinatal death audit.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Death audit, Infant mortality, Perinatal mortality
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Paediatrics
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Community Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2021 11:15
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2021 11:15
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/156709

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