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Obstetric Care Consensus No. 5: Severe Maternal Morbidity: Screening and Review.

Obstet Gynecol. 2016;128(3):e54-60.

Incidents involving maternal harm require analysis to provide learning and assist design of prevention strategies. This consensus document outlines an organizational process to determine cases for review and provides a set of diagnostic and complication screening criteria to assess severe maternal morbidity incidents for quality review. The document supersedes the Sentinel Event Alert on maternal harm.