Neonatal near miss: a measure of the quality of obstetric care.

@article{Avenant2009NeonatalNM,
  title={Neonatal near miss: a measure of the quality of obstetric care.},
  author={Theunis Avenant},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={369-74}
}
Thirty-seven percent of under-five deaths occur in the neonatal period. Identifying and correcting factors that contribute to neonatal and maternal care are of the utmost importance. Evaluation of severe acute maternal morbidity, also known as "near miss", is used to improve obstetric practice. Neonatal near miss in conjunction with neonatal mortality can be used in a similar fashion to identify deficiencies in care. No accepted definition of neonatal near miss currently exists. None of the… CONTINUE READING