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Severe acute maternal morbidity in low-income countries.
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PMID:  19201657     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Although obstetric complications are sometimes presented as a relatively easy alternative to maternal deaths, difficulties remain in their definition and identification, and there is limited experience with the use of severe obstetric complications as a starting point for audits or case reviews or as an indicator for monitoring the success of safe motherhood programmes in low-income countries. In this paper we review published studies reporting on the measurement of severe acute maternal morbidity in low-income countries. We found 37 studies from 24 countries. We describe the definition and ascertainment of cases of severe acute maternal morbidity and we give examples of how information on severe acute maternal morbidity has been used to inform safe motherhood programmes in low-income countries.
Carine Ronsmans
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-02-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1532-1932     ISO Abbreviation:  Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101121582     Medline TA:  Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  305-16     Citation Subset:  IM    
Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, UK.
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