Insights into maternal mortality in Madang Province, Papua New Guinea.

  title={Insights into maternal mortality in Madang Province, Papua New Guinea.},
  author={John W Bolnga and Nancy N Hamura and Alexandra J. Umbers and Stephen J Rogerson and Holger W Unger},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  volume={124 2},
OBJECTIVE To assess the frequency, causes, and reporting of maternal deaths at a provincial referral hospital in coastal Papua New Guinea (PNG), and to describe delays in care. METHODS In a structured retrospective review of maternal deaths at Modilon General Hospital, Madang, PNG, registers and case notes for the period January 2008 to July 2012 were analyzed to determine causes, characteristics, and management of maternal death cases. Public databases were assessed for underreporting… CONTINUE READING
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