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Making pregnancy safer in Australia: The importance of maternal death review

Kildea, S., Pollock, W. and Barclay, Lesley (2008). Making pregnancy safer in Australia: The importance of maternal death review. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,48(2):130-136.

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Title Making pregnancy safer in Australia: The importance of maternal death review
Author Kildea, S.
Pollock, W.
Barclay, Lesley
Journal Name Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 48
Issue Number 2
ISSN 0004-8666   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-41149093412
Start Page 130
End Page 136
Total Pages 7
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Field of Research 1114 - Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
1117 - Public Health and Health Services
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Australia is one of the safest countries in the world to birth. Because maternal deaths are rare, often the focus during pregnancy is on the well-being of the fetus. The relative safety of birth has fostered a shift in the focus of maternal health, from survival, to the model of care or the birth experience. Yet women still die in Australia as a result of child bearing and many of these deaths are associated with avoidable factors. The purpose of this paper is to outline the maternal death monitoring and review process in Australia and to present to clinicians the salient features of the most recently published Australian maternal death report. The notion of preventability and the potential for practice to have an effect on reducing maternal mortality are also discussed.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1479-828X.2008.00846.x   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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