The purpose of Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) is to conduct comprehensive multidisciplinary reviews of fetal and infant deaths to understand how a wide array of social, economic, public health, educational, environmental, and safety issues relate to the tragedy of fetal and infant loss. Findings are used to take action that can prevent other fetal and infant deaths and improve the systems of care and resources for women, infants, and families.
The objectives of Fetal Infant Mortality Review are to:
- Examine and identify the significant health, social, economic, cultural, safety, and education system factors that are associated with fetal and infant mortality through review of individual cases;
- Plan a series of interventions and policies that address these factors to improve the service systems and community resources;
- Participate in the implementation of community-based interventions and policies;
- Assess the progress of the community-based interventions; and
- Identify barriers to care and trends in service delivery and suggest ideas to improve policies and services that affect families.