Causes of maternal mortality in Japan.

  title={Causes of maternal mortality in Japan.},
  author={Keiko Nagaya and Michael D Fetters and Mutsuo Ishikawa and Takeshi Kubo and Tohru Koyanagi and Yasuhiko Saito and Hirofumi Sameshima and Masako Sugimoto and Kenzo Takagi and Yasutaka Chiba and Hirohito Honda and M Mukubo and Masae Kawamura and Shigeo Satoh and Reiko Neki},
  volume={283 20},
CONTEXT Japan's maternal mortality rate is higher than that of other developed countries. OBJECTIVES To identify causes of maternal mortality in Japan, examine attributes of treating facilities associated with maternal mortality, and assess the preventability of such deaths. DESIGN AND SETTING Cross-sectional study of maternal deaths occurring in Japan between January 1, 1991, and December 31, 1992. SUBJECTS Of 230 women who died while pregnant or within 42 days of being pregnant, 197… CONTINUE READING