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ACOG/AAP Guidelines for Perinatal Care Promote Value of FIMR

ACOG/AAP Guidelines for Perinatal Care Promote Value of FIMR
The sixth edition of the joint ACOG/AAP Guidelines for Perinatal Care has been published. The Guidelines are considered one of the essential perinatal texts for obstetric and pediatric providers and MCH public health officers. FIMR is for the first time prominently featured as follows:

“The Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) process is a broad type of analysis that is valuable at the community level.  The FIMR process brings together key members of the community, including prenatal and pediatric providers, public health professionals, social service agency representatives, grief professionals, consumer advocates, consumers and others.  They review de-identified information from individual cases of fetal and infant death to identify factors associated with those deaths, determine if they represent service system problems that require change, develop recommendations for change, and assist in the implementation of change.” (Chapter 1, pages 16 – 17)

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