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Maternal deaths in California from 1967 to 1971. A demonstration of the need for mortality review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1275029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An evaluation of maternal mortality statistics in California from 1967-1971 has been performed. There has been a fall in the maternal mortality rate following the institution of a therapeutic abortion act. However, analysis of the data reveals that there was an increase in the deaths due to hemorrhage and sepsis. At this same time the maternal mortality study committee was discontinued. It is strongly felt that the data demonstrate the need for a continuing review of maternal deaths. A proposal is made to redesign the maternal mortality study committee so that it can fully meet the needs of the medical profession and the patient.
J B Coppes; R H Messer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  125     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1976 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-08-02     Completed Date:  1976-08-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  393-401     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Legal
Abortion, Therapeutic
Hemorrhage / mortality
Maternal Mortality*
Medical Audit
Pre-Eclampsia / mortality

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