Perinatal Morbidity & Mortality Review

VIPI’s Perinatal Morbidity & Mortality Review also known as the Fetal & Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) is an adaptation of the community model promoted by the National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Program. The aim is to improve the health and well-being of women, infants and families. The Perinatal Morbidity & Mortality Review (PMMR) creates the framework for the Virgin Islands community to come together to review information about individual fetal and infant deaths; identify factors related to these deaths; decide whether these are isolated cases or system-wide events that need to be addressed; and finally develop recommendation for change and put those changes into action. With the last Fetal & Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) conducted in 1997 and the increase in the infant mortality rate between 2004 and 2007, VIPI and its partners believe it is imperative that an investigation of the clinical profiles of the mothers to devise interventions that would minimize adverse birth outcomes.

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