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Maternal mortality in Bahrain 1987-2004: an audit of causes of avoidable death.
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PMID:  18720637     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this report was to establish the national maternal mortality rate in Bahrain over the period 1987-2004, to identify preventable factors in maternal deaths and to make recommendations for safe motherhood. There were 60 maternal deaths out of 243 232 deliveries giving an average maternal mortality rate of 24.7 per 100 000 total births. The main causes of death were sickle-cell disease (25.0%), hypertension (18.3%), embolism (13.3%), haemorrhage (13.3%), heart disease (11.7%), infection (8.3%) and other (10.0%). In an audit of care, 17 (28.3%) out of 60 deaths were judged to be avoidable, nearly half of which were due to a shortage of intensive care beds. We recommend that a confidential enquiry of maternal deaths be conducted at the national level every 3 to 5 years.
A K Sandhu; F E Mustafa
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de santé de la Méditerranée orientale = al-Majallah al-ṣiḥḥīyah li-sharq al-mutawassiṭ     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1020-3397     ISO Abbreviation:  East. Mediterr. Health J.     Publication Date:    2008 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-25     Completed Date:  2008-09-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9608387     Medline TA:  East Mediterr Health J     Country:  Egypt    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  720-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Salmaniya Medical Centre, Ministry of Health, Bahrain.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Bahrain / epidemiology
Cause of Death / trends*
Delivery, Obstetric / mortality
Hospital Mortality / trends
Hospitals, Military / organization & administration
Hospitals, Public / organization & administration
Maternal Age
Maternal Health Services / organization & administration*
Maternal Mortality / trends*
Maternal Welfare* / statistics & numerical data
Medical Audit
Needs Assessment / organization & administration*
Patient Compliance
Population Surveillance
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / mortality,  prevention & control
Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic / mortality,  prevention & control
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / epidemiology,  prevention & control

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