The training materials and resources linked below can improve the accuracy of vital event data, a critical public health tool.
More information about cause of death reporting.
Guidelines (PDF) for reporting fetal deaths, or spontaneous terminations of pregnancy (corresponding ICD-10 Codes (PDF)). The below supplemental tools for reporting birth information may also be helpful to improve data quality.
Tools for Reporting Birth Information
These materials can help improve quality by supplementing the electronic birth registration (EBRS) system guidelines:
Tools for Improving Birth Information
For Facility Staff
Use these worksheets to improve the quality of the data you are required to collect:
Working with parents to collect data before the birth of their child can improve its accuracy and their cooperation. Download and distribute the tools below to help parents better understand the information you are required to collect:
Email VitalQI@health.nyc.gov. You also can request detailed information about the accuracy of the data provided by your facility.