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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2016 Mar-Apr;54(2):196-202.

[Maternal morbidity and mortality in a unit of tertiary care without obstetrics].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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División de Calidad de la Atención Médica, Hospital de Especialidades, Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Ciudad de México, México.


in English, Spanish


Maternal morbidity is a health problem for developing countries, the causes of death among obstetric patients varies according to geographic region and other factors, which include health services. The aim of this study was to identify the causes of maternal mortality and morbidity, as well as factors associated with mortality in patients attending on 2011-2012.


Clinical data of the patients on admission, severity of illness, presence of comorbidity, complications that occurred during treatment and causes of death in pregnant or postpartum patients were analyzed.


137 patients were analyzed, 87 (63.5 %) patients were hospitalized, 36 (41.3 %) cases with severe maternal complication (SMC); most patients with SMC were in the postpartum postcesarean. Eleven patients died, five maternal deaths and 6 late deaths.


SMC and death were more frequent in the postpartum period. The indirect causes of death were more frequent.


Maternal mortality; Pregnancy complications; Pregnant women

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