Near miss audit in obstetrics.

  title={Near miss audit in obstetrics.},
  author={Gillian C. Penney and Victoria Brace},
  journal={Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology},
  volume={19 2},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Over the past decade, there has been increasing interest internationally in studying maternal near misses, or severe morbidity, to complement traditional audit of maternal mortality. This review summarizes studies in this field published during 2005-2006. RECENT FINDINGS There is wide variation among published studies in terms of definitions of near miss, sources of data, and assessment of quality of care. Some investigators focus on single categories of near miss (e.g… CONTINUE READING

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