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CDC Vital Signs. May 7, 2019.
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.
Young A, Kelly J, Schnaars C, Ungar L. USA Today.
Montagne R. Weekend Edition Sunday. National Public Radio. March 11, 2018.
Maternal death is a sentinel event. This news audio segment reports on childbirth-related death in the United States and firsthand accounts of complications associated with childbirth, such as infection. The interview also discusses how misdiagnosis contributes to the severity of problems. This piece is part of an ongoing series on the safety of maternal care.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. July 29, 2017.
Clark C. HealthLeaders Media. September 13, 2013.
This news piece highlights concern around the safety of elective premature deliveries and describes techniques organizations have used to prevent such procedures.