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Harare Hospital maternal mortality report for 1987 and a comparison with previous reports.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2285930     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There were 39 maternal deaths at Harare Hospital during 1987, giving a maternal mortality rate of 122/100,000 live births. If women who lived outside the Harare Municipality were excluded, the maternal mortality rate for the Greater Harare Maternity Unit was 53/100,000 live births. The cases were reviewed at monthly meetings in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Hypertensive disease in pregnancy caused 28pc of the deaths with haemorrhage, puerperal sepsis and abortion accounting for 18pc each. Avoidable factors were felt to be present in 88pc of cases and these are discussed.
M F Ashworth
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Central African journal of medicine     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0008-9176     ISO Abbreviation:  Cent Afr J Med     Publication Date:  1990 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-03-28     Completed Date:  1991-03-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372566     Medline TA:  Cent Afr J Med     Country:  ZIMBABWE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  209-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cause of Death
Hospitals, Maternity*
Maternal Health Services / standards
Maternal Mortality*
Referral and Consultation
Risk Factors
Zimbabwe / epidemiology

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