Pregnancy-related mortality in California: causes, characteristics, and improvement opportunities.

@article{Main2015PregnancyrelatedMI,
  title={Pregnancy-related mortality in California: causes, characteristics, and improvement opportunities.},
  author={Elliott K. Main and Christy M. McCain and Christine H Morton and Susan Holtby and Elizabeth S. Lawton},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2015},
  volume={125 4},
  pages={
          938-47
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To compare specific maternal and clinical characteristics and contributing factors among the five leading causes of pregnancy-related mortality to develop focused clinical and public health prevention programs. METHODS California pregnancy-related deaths from 2002-2005 were identified with enhanced surveillance using linked birth and death certificates. A multidisciplinary committee reviewed medical records, autopsy reports, and coroner reports to determine cause of death, clinical… CONTINUE READING

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