Measuring maternal morbidity in routinely collected health data: development and validation of a maternal morbidity outcome indicator.

@article{Roberts2008MeasuringMM,
  title={Measuring maternal morbidity in routinely collected health data: development and validation of a maternal morbidity outcome indicator.},
  author={Christine L Roberts and Carolyn A Cameron and Jane C Bell and Charles S. Algert and Jonathan M. Morris},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={2008},
  volume={46 8},
  pages={786-94}
}
BACKGROUND As maternal deaths become rare in many countries, severe maternal morbidity has been suggested as a better indicator of quality of care. OBJECTIVE To develop and validate an indicator for measuring major maternal morbidity in routinely collected population health datasets (PHDS). METHODS First, diagnoses and procedures that might indicate major maternal morbidity were compiled and used to sample possible cases in PHDS; second, a validation study of indicated cases was undertaken… CONTINUE READING