Maternal mortality in a tertiary center after introduction of free antenatal care.

@article{Daponte2000MaternalMI,
  title={Maternal mortality in a tertiary center after introduction of free antenatal care.},
  author={Alexandros Daponte and Franco Guidozzi and A Marineanu},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2000},
  volume={71 2},
  pages={127-33}
}
OBJECTIVE Determination of maternal mortality rate (MMR) and the main causes of maternal death after the implementation of free antenatal care in a tertiary center in South Africa. METHODS Retrospective case study on maternal deaths from 1 January 1993 to 31 July 1997. RESULTS The maternal mortality rate was 128/100000 births. Hypertension disorders (18%), hemorrhage (18%) and sepsis (13%) were the most important causes of death; 44% of all deaths were considered preventable. CONCLUSIONS… CONTINUE READING