National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre


The overall goal of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (NPEC) is to collaborate with Irish maternity services to translate clinical audit data into improved maternity care for families in Ireland. NPEC is based in the UCC Anu Research Centre in Cork University Maternity Hospital. It covers three main areas: Perinatal Mortality (stillbirths and deaths in the first week of life), Severe Maternal Morbidity (unintended outcomes of the process of labour and delivery that result in significant consequences to a woman's health) and Very Low Birth Weight Infants.

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