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Anesthesiol Clin. 2008 Mar;26(1):197-230, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.anclin.2007.12.005.

Maternal morbidity, mortality, and risk assessment.

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Faculty Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA. msuresh@bcm.tmc.edu

Abstract

Maternal deaths in developed countries continue to decline and are rare. Maternal mortality statistics are essentially similar in the United States and United Kingdom. However, the situation is completely different in developing countries, where maternal mortality exceeds 0.5 million every year. This article not only assesses morbidity risks in some of the leading causes of maternal death but also highlights strategies to minimize the risks and to prevent maternal morbidity and mortality.

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