Katherine Wildman

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OBJECTIVE Available maternal mortality statistics do not allow valid international comparisons. Our objective was to uniformly measure underreporting of mortality from pregnancy in official statistics from selected regions within the U.S. and Europe, and to provide comparable revised profiles of pregnancy-related mortality. METHODS We developed a(More)
OBJECTIVES To use PERISTAT data on indicators of maternal mortality and morbidity to explore maternal health outcomes in Europe, and to discuss the implications of variations in the data sources for these indicators. STUDY DESIGN The PERISTAT feasibility study provides the source for this descriptive study, covering 15 European countries. Maternal(More)
BACKGROUND The PERISTAT project aimed to develop an indicator set for monitoring and describing perinatal health in Europe. The challenge was to define indicators that cover common concerns and have the same meaning within the different European health care systems. METHODS PERISTAT included i) a review of existing recommendations on perinatal health(More)
OBJECTIVE This analysis considers the usefulness of maternal mortality ratio (MMR) as an indicator of obstetric care in the context of low overall maternal mortality. We explore whether variation in the level of MMR among European countries reflects differences in obstetric care. DESIGN The data presented in this article were collected as part of the(More)
It is with great sadness that we learned that Katherine Wildman passed away on November 24, 2003, in Paris, France. Katherine was one of the most promising young investigators in maternal and child health epidemiology. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 1990 with a BA in International Relations, and from the University of North Carolina at(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe variation across Europe in PERISTAT indicators of health care in the perinatal period, and to assess the comparability of these indicators. STUDY DESIGN The PERISTAT feasibility study provides the source for this descriptive study, covering 15 European countries. Comparative analysis includes descriptions of births following(More)
The PERISTAT project was charged with developing an indicator set for monitoring and describing perinatal health in Europe as part of the European Commission's Health Monitoring Programme, run by the Directorate General for Health and Consumer Protection (DG-SANCO), which is working towards the establishment of a comprehensive health monitoring system at(More)
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