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J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2013 May;22(5):395-8. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2013.4318. Epub 2013 Apr 21.

Revival of a core public health function: state- and urban-based maternal death review processes.

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Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA. dagoodman@cdc.gov

Abstract

This article reviews some of the current challenges for maternal death review in the United States, describes key findings from an assessment of U.S. capacity for conducting maternal death reviews, and introduces a new Maternal Mortality Initiative that aims to develop standardized guidelines for state- or city-based maternal deaths review processes.

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23600436
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10.1089/jwh.2013.4318
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