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Trends in Pregnancy-Related Deaths and Federal Efforts to Reduce Them

Trends in Pregnancy-Related Deaths and Federal Efforts to Reduce Them. Washington, DC: United States Government Accountability Office; March 2020. Publication GAO-20-248.

Maternal harm is a sentinel event precipitated by a confluence of factors. This report highlights US government and state-level efforts to reduce maternal mortality. Efforts funded through the programs include maternal morbidity review committees and safety bundle use initiatives.