Obstetric Care Consensus No 5 Summary: Severe Maternal Morbidity: Screening And Review.

  title={Obstetric Care Consensus No 5 Summary: Severe Maternal Morbidity: Screening And Review.},
  journal={Obstetrics \& Gynecology},
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
This document builds upon recommendations from peer organizations and outlines a process for identifying maternal cases that should be reviewed. Severe maternal morbidity is associated with a high rate of preventability, similar to that of maternal mortality. It also can be considered a near miss for maternal mortality because without identification and treatment, in some cases, these conditions would lead to maternal death. Identifying severe morbidity is, therefore, important for preventing… Expand
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