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