Pregnancy-related deaths: saving women’s lives before, during and after delivery.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
- Health Care Providers
- Health Care Executives and Administrators
- Family Members and Caregivers
Maternal morbidity and mortality is a worldwide patient safety problem. This analysis describes the prevalence of pregnancy-related death and areas of concern during pregnancy, at delivery, and up to a year postpartum. It reports that 60% of these deaths are preventable and provides suggestions for families, clinicians, and systems to reduce risks.