Coronavirus Health Outcomes in Pregnancy and Newborns: the C...
Coronavirus Health Outcomes in Pregnancy and Newborns: the CHOPAN registry
Reliable, timely data on pregnancy outcomes of COVID-19 are urgently needed.
About the registry
Mercy Perinatal is proud to be part of a national initiative to keep mothers and babies safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. This registry aims to collect real-time data on pregnant women in Australia who are infected with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV2) to improve our understanding of its impact on pregnancy outcomes. This registry will provide regular feedback to clinicians and public health officials to allow evidence-based management of women and their babies with coronavirus infection. This registry was developed by Australian clinicians in collaboration with international colleagues in order to maximise its value to the global community.
The aims of the registry are to:
Describe the presentation and clinical course of coronavirus infection in pregnant women
Assess obstetric, perinatal and neonatal outcomes after coronavirus infection
Describe modes of transmission, including any cases of mother-to-child transmission
Identify any factors that influence disease outcome for mother and baby including: timing and mode of delivery, breastfeeding, rooming-in/separation, the use of anti-viral treatments and supportive therapies
Facilitate international collaborative efforts to improve care of women exposed to novel and emergent pathogens.
It has received approval from the Human Research Ethics Committees of Monash Health under the National Mutual Acceptance Scheme (#RES-20-0000-215A) and Mercy Health (#2020-024). Strict provisions are in place to protect the privacy of individuals in the registry. Women may opt out of the registry if they wish.
How can my hospital participate?
Twenty-one hospitals around Australia have already agreed to participate in the registry. If you are a clinician or researcher and would like to know if your site can be involved, please send us an expression of interest here. Further information can be found on the official CHOPAN webpage.