Ethnic disparity in severe acute maternal morbidity: a nationwide cohort study in the Netherlands.

@article{Zwart2011EthnicDI,
  title={Ethnic disparity in severe acute maternal morbidity: a nationwide cohort study in the Netherlands.},
  author={Joost J. Zwart and Marina D Jonkers and Annemiek Richters and Ferko G Ory and Kitty W M Bloemenkamp and Johannes J Hans Duvekot and Jos J M van Roosmalen},
  journal={European journal of public health},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={229-34}
}
BACKGROUND There are concerns about ethnic disparity in outcome of obstetric health care in high-income countries. Our aim was to assess these differences in a large cohort of women having experienced severe acute maternal morbidity (SAMM) during pregnancy, delivery and puerperium. METHODS All women experiencing SAMM were prospectively collected in a nationwide population-based design from August 2004 to August 2006. Women delivering in the same period served as reference cohort. Population… CONTINUE READING

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