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Maternal deaths at Pelonomi Hospital, Bloemfontein, 1980-1985. A survey of 81 consecutive cases.
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PMID:  2740955     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
From 1 January 1980 to 31 December 1985, 81 maternal deaths occurred at Pelonomi Hospital, Bloemfontein; these were classified as direct obstetric-related (74 cases), indirect obstetric-related (6) and non-obstetric (1). The overall maternal mortality rate was 2.87 per 1000 deliveries, including deaths related to abortion and ectopic pregnancy, but excluding the non-obstetric death. Among booked patients the maternal mortality rate was 0.32 and among unbooked patients 11.13 per 1000 deliveries. The maternal mortality rate for patients from the Bloemfontein area was 0.72 per 1000. Puerperal sepsis and postabortal sepsis accounted for 45.7% of the deaths. Avoidable factors were considered to be present in 65 cases (80.2%).
B F Cooreman; H S Cronjé; C J Grobler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1989 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-08-09     Completed Date:  1989-08-09     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  24-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cause of Death
Maternal Mortality*
Retrospective Studies
South Africa

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