Anesthesia-Related Maternal Mortality in the United States: 1979–2002

  title={Anesthesia-Related Maternal Mortality in the United States: 1979–2002},
  author={Joy L. Hawkins and Jeani Chang and Susan K. Palmer and Charles P. Gibbs and William M. Callaghan},
  journal={Obstetrics \& Gynecology},
OBJECTIVE: To examine 12 years of anesthesia-related maternal deaths from 1991 to 2002 and compare them with data from 1979 to 1990, to estimate trends in anesthesia-related maternal mortality over time, and to compare the risks of general and regional anesthesia during cesarean delivery. METHODS: The authors reviewed anesthesia-related maternal deaths that occurred from 1991 to 2002. Type of anesthesia involved, mode of delivery, and cause of death were determined. Pregnancy-related mortality… 

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