We know that it is not possible to put a simple dollar number on the loss of an infant through stillbirth as it has devastating impacts on families. It has a profound emotional impact on those directly affected and the community more generally. Unfortunately, the causes of stillbirth are poorly understood. This complicates the development of effective strategies to reduce the risk and effects of stillbirth.
While stillbirth leads to significant economic and societal costs, the economic and social impacts of stillbirth are poorly documented in Australia.
We conducted this study to shed light on this issue and to contribute to the conversation on the nature and scale of impacts associated with stillbirth.
Download the report findings here: economic-impacts-of-stillbirth-2016-pwc