Perinatal death audit in a peri-urban hospital in Kampala, Uganda 20-04-2015
Perinatal death audits are important for the improvement of perinatal care and reduction of perinatal morality. As noted in 2012 by Nakibuuka, et al., this information can inform the creation of new interventions designed to reduce perinatal mortality rates.
This paper uses Nsambya Hospital in Uganda as a case study. After introducing perinatal audits as a common practice, the perinatal mortality rate decreased from 52.8 per 1,000 total births in 2007 to 47.9 deaths per 1000 total births in 2008 because of the creation of new programs designed to target specific causes of perinatal mortality.