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Making pregnancy safer in Australia: the importance of maternal death review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18366484     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Australia is one of the safest countries in the world to birth. Because maternal deaths are rare, often the focus during pregnancy is on the well-being of the fetus. The relative safety of birth has fostered a shift in the focus of maternal health, from survival, to the model of care or the birth experience. Yet women still die in Australia as a result of child bearing and many of these deaths are associated with avoidable factors. The purpose of this paper is to outline the maternal death monitoring and review process in Australia and to present to clinicians the salient features of the most recently published Australian maternal death report. The notion of preventability and the potential for practice to have an effect on reducing maternal mortality are also discussed.
Sue Kildea; Wendy Elizabeth Pollock; Lesley Barclay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0004-8666     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-27     Completed Date:  2008-08-21     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0001027     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  130-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Graduate School for Health Practice, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Australia / epidemiology
Cause of Death*
Maternal Mortality
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care) / organization & administration*
Pregnancy Complications / mortality*,  prevention & control

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