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  1. Confidential enquiry of stillbirths in current obstetric practice.

    Article - En anglais


    Confidential panel enquiry into sub-optimal factors relating to stillbirths.


    All 121 stillbirths in KK Women's and Children's Hospital in the years 1995 and 1996 were studied.

    Three assessors reviewed the case records of each death, and panel consensus was reached regarding sub-optimal antenatal care and factors leading to stillbirths.


    The incidence rate of stillbirth was 4.04 per 1000 deliveries.

    A total of 76 cases (62.8%) were found to have grade II and III sub-optimal factors in their management.

    Patients themselves were involved in the sub-optimal management of their own pregnancy in 52.9% of the stillbirths.

    Primary healthcare givers were involved in 8.3% of all stillbirths, specialist caregivers 12.4% and antenatal care system 4.1%. Conclusion : The study has identified sub-optimal antenatal management in over 60% of cases.

    As patients'factors form the major contribution towards sub-optimal care, management strategy aimed towards improving patients'education and compliance to antenatal care should be a priority.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Mort, Foetus, Mort né, Confidentialité, Enquête, Obstétrique, Pronostic, Epidémiologie, Homme, Gestation pathologie, Foetus pathologie, facteur sous optimal

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Death, Fetus, Stillborn, Confidentiality, Survey, Obstetrics, Prognosis, Epidemiology, Human, Pregnancy disorders, Fetal diseases

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0218810

    Code Inist : 002B20F02. Création : 16/11/1999.