The study which highlighted the cost of stillbirths in the UK, was presented at the Spanish Health Economics Conference in June, and won the award for Best Oral Presentation. 

Senior Health Economist, Oliver Rivero-Arias, presented the paper: “Healthcare and Wider Societal Implications of Stillbirth: A Population-Based Cost of Illness Study”, co-authored by National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) researchers Oliver Rivero-Arias, Helen Campbell and Jenny Kurinczuk and published earlier this year in BJOG.

It found that the costs of stillbirth are significant, affecting the health service, parents, professionals, and society to the tune of £724 million every year in the UK.

Our Senior Research and Prevention Advisor, Charlotte Bevan, is acknowledged in the research paper, for supporting the authors during the study.  

We are very grateful that the authors plan to donate the prize fund of £1,300 to Sands.

To find out more about the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) and research focused on mothers and babies visit: www.npeu.ox.ac.uk