Obstetric Care Consensus No. 5: Severe Maternal Morbidity: Screening and Review.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
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.