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Autopsy as a tool in the prevention of maternal mortality.
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PMID:  20329692     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Maternal mortality rates are an index of the state of a nation's health system. Maternal autopsies help to determine these rates, provide information on avoidable/unavoidable causes of mortality, consequently leading to the development of strategies for treatment and prevention of maternal mortality and morbidity. The lesson from post-mortem examinations, using the vehicle of confidential enquiries into maternal deaths, can save the lives of many; causing reduction in both maternal and perinatal mortality as well as reductions in morbidity. However for autopsies to fulfil this role they must be of a very high standard and must be subjected to quality control measures.
A O Daramola; A A F Banjo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nigerian journal of clinical practice     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1119-3077     ISO Abbreviation:  Niger J Clin Pract     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-24     Completed Date:  2010-04-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101150032     Medline TA:  Niger J Clin Pract     Country:  Nigeria    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  457-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Morbid Anatomy, College of Medicine University of Lagos and Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-araba, Lagos, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Cause of Death*
Maternal Mortality*
Medical Audit
Pregnancy Complications / mortality,  pathology*

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