Regular audits of perinatal mortality can identify risk factors, which ultimately decreases the risk of perinatal death. The rate of perinatal mortality has fallen significantly in past decades in high-resource countries, an improvement due in part to the high number of regular perinatal mortality audits. By undertaking thorough reviews of Major Obstetric Haemorrhage, Critical Care in Obstetrics and Pulmonary Embolism (in pregnancy or within 42 days of pregnancy end), NPEC can decrease the risk of Severe Maternal Morbidity.
The NPEC is a member of The Vermont Oxford Network (VON), a non-profit voluntary collaboration of health care professionals, dedicated to improving the care of very low birth weight infants. NPEC helps to develop clinical protocols and guidelines based on the findings of the audit data. NPEC also acts as an information hub for the
Minister of Health and the Department for Health and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.