Severe acute maternal morbidity: a pilot study of a definition for a near-miss.

@article{Mantel1998SevereAM,
  title={Severe acute maternal morbidity: a pilot study of a definition for a near-miss.},
  author={Gerald D. Mantel and Eckhardt Buchmann and Helen V Rees and Robert Clive Pattinson},
  journal={British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={1998},
  volume={105 9},
  pages={985-90}
}
OBJECTIVE To test the application of a clinical definition of severe acute maternal morbidity. DESIGN A one-year prospective descriptive multi-centre study. SETTING Kalafong and Pretoria Academic hospitals, catering for the delivery of indigent women in the Pretoria Health Region. METHODS A 'near-miss' describes a patient with an acute organ system dysfunction, which if not treated appropriately, could result in death. The case notes of women fitting this definition and all maternal… CONTINUE READING

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