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Semin Perinatol. 2012 Feb;36(1):27-30. doi: 10.1053/j.semperi.2011.09.006.

The role of the maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist in review and prevention of maternal deaths.

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Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke Medicine, Durham, NC 27710, USA. Haywood.brown@duke.edu

Abstract

The maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist plays a critical role in the evaluation and management of women with obstetrical and medical comorbidities. These women have a higher risk for obstetrical morbidity, "near miss," and maternal mortality. Maternal death surveillance is essential to understand the factors that contribute to maternal mortality. Maternal-fetal medicine subspecialists' involvement and leadership in peer review of maternal deaths can provide guidance in developing and supporting management protocols to the obstetrical community and health care facilities.

PMID:
22280862
DOI:
10.1053/j.semperi.2011.09.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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