Quality in obstetrics and gynaecology: the example of the enquiries into maternal mortality.

@article{Maresh1998QualityIO,
  title={Quality in obstetrics and gynaecology: the example of the enquiries into maternal mortality.},
  author={Michael J. A. Maresh},
  journal={Journal of quality in clinical practice},
  year={1998},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={21-8}
}
For nearly 50 years there has been an independent system for monitoring all maternal deaths in the United Kingdom. Validation exercises suggest that about 99% of cases are successfully identified and reviewed. The analysis is published every 3 years and includes independent assessment as to whether substandard care was present. As the proportion of cases where substandard care is present remains constant at about 40-50%, it is claimed that these reports do little to improve the quality of care… CONTINUE READING

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