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Maternal mortality: near-miss events in middle-income countries, a systematic review.

Heitkamp A, Meulenbroek A, van Roosmalen J, et al. Maternal mortality: near-miss events in middle-income countries, a systematic review. Bull World Health Organ. 2021;99(10):693-707f. doi: 10.2471/blt.21.285945.

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November 24, 2021
Heitkamp A, Meulenbroek A, van Roosmalen J, et al. Bull World Health Organ. 2021;99(10):693-707F.

Maternal safety is a patient safety priority. According to this systematic review including 69 studies, the maternal near miss incidence rate is estimated to be 15.9 cases per 1,000 live births in lower-middle income countries and 7.8 cases per 1,000 live births in upper-middle-income countries. The most common causes of near miss were obstetric hemorrhage and hypertensive disorders.

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Heitkamp A, Meulenbroek A, van Roosmalen J, et al. Maternal mortality: near-miss events in middle-income countries, a systematic review. Bull World Health Organ. 2021;99(10):693-707f. doi: 10.2471/blt.21.285945.