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Pregnancy-associated mortality review: the Florida experience.
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PMID:  22280863     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
At the beginning of the 20th century, maternal mortality was a leading cause of death for women of reproductive age in the United States. Obstetrical care was not standardized, and there was a lack of universal systems for monitoring maternal deaths. Public health efforts of surveillance, along with advances in medicine and sanitation, resulted in a significant decrease in maternal deaths by the early 1980s. Today, maternal death is considered to be a rare event; however, the rates of maternal mortality have not improved in almost 3 decades. There is growing evidence that many maternal deaths can still be prevented through enhanced surveillance that influences improvements in overall health and delivery of care. This paper describes the experience of establishing and maintaining a pregnancy-associated mortality surveillance system in Florida. Emphasis is placed on the process and importance of a statewide review and the value of engagement with the medical community.
Deborah Burch; Danielle Noell; Washington C Hill; Isaac Delke
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in perinatology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1558-075X     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Perinatol.     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
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Created Date:  2012-01-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801132     Medline TA:  Semin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Infant, Maternal and Reproductive Health Unit, Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, FL.
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