Print Email Facebook Twitter An European concerted action investigating the validity of perinatal mortality as an outcome indicator for the quality of antenatal and perinatal care Title An European concerted action investigating the validity of perinatal mortality as an outcome indicator for the quality of antenatal and perinatal care Author Richardus, J.H. Graafmans, W.C. van der Pal-de Bruin, K.M. Amelink-Verburg, M.P. Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. Mackenbach, J.P. TNO Preventie en Gezondheid Publication year 1997 Abstract In this paper the concepts, objectives, design, and data analysis procedures of the EuroNatal study are described. This sutdy started in 1996 and is a concerted action including 14 countries in Europe. The EuroNatal study aims at determining the validity of national perinatal mortality rates as an outcome indicator for the quality of antenatal and perinatal care. It is based on a conceptual model describing the relationships between differences in quality of antenatal and perinatal care, maternal and infant risk factors, variation in applied definitions, reliability of registration procedures and practices, and the outcome in terms of 'true' and 'observed' differences in perinatal mortality. in the first part of the study data is collected at national and aggregate level; in the second part data is collected retrospectively on individual cases of perinatal mortality in a regional sample area. Analysis of the individual cases of perinatal mortality will be by means of a perinatal audit conducted by an international expert panel. The project builds upon the work done by the participants in their respective countries. By applying common research protocols, international comparability of data collection will be enhanced and will help to create a common body of knowledge in the area of perinatal epidemiology and perinatal care. Comparison between countries is likely to lead to new insights into the strenghts and weaknesses of antenatal and perinatal care systems of individual countries. Subject HealthAntenatal careEuropeInfant mortalityPerinatal carePerinatal mortalityQuality of careEuropeFemaleHumansInfant MortalityInfant, NewbornPerinatal CarePredictive Value of TestsPregnancyRisk Factors To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:446aeb18-abb7-482e-8b56-a14ce6c44ccc DOI https://doi.org/10.1515/jpme.19126.96.36.1993 TNO identifier 234083 ISSN 0300-5577 Source Journal of Perinatal Medicine, 25 (4), 313-324 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.