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National Maternity and Perinatal Audit – Neonatal Report
Published: 10 Jan 2019
The overarching aim of the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) is to produce high-quality information about NHS maternity and neonatal services which can be used by providers, commissioners and users of the services to benchmark against national standards and recommendations where these exist, and to identify good practice and areas for improvement in the care of women and babies.
This report from the NMPA explores the feasibility of linking the NMPA data set, which contains data relating to the majority of women who give birth, to the National Neonatal Research Database (NNRD), which contains detailed information about the majority of babies admitted to a neonatal unit.
The report shows that it is possible to link the NNRD and NMPA data sets using available identifying information, with an effective linkage rate of 96.7% demonstrating an excellent level of linkage.
The NMPA intends to re-link a complete NNRD data extract to the NMPA database and produce clinical outcome measures for publication in 2019.