Birth Conditions and Birth Defects Monitoring
Birth defects affect one in every 33 newborns. Early intervention and treatment are critical to improved outcomes and establishing a profoundly better start in life for these children. And public health surveillance provides a vitally important mechanism to improve care and services for every family impacted.
What Does Birth Conditions and Birth Defects Monitoring Accomplish?
- Allows for cohesive monitoring and reporting of birth conditions/birth defects
- Collects newborn vital statistics and program data on birth defects and reportable birth conditions
- Tracks data on affected children and target populations
- Allows the clinician or public health staff to record case notes
- Records date of diagnosis and treatment type
- Correlates with International Classification of Disease (ICD) codes
- Generates individual patient reports