Preventing maternal death: 10 clinical diamonds

Steven L. Clark, Gary Hankins

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Abstract

The death of a mother during or after childbirth is one of the most tragic events in medicine. We have identified 10 specific recurrent errors that account for a disproportionate share of maternal deaths, primarily related to pulmonary embolism, severe preeclampsia, cardiac disease, and postpartum hemorrhage. Attention to these principles and the development and adoption of local or regional clinical protocols that address these issues will help reduce the likelihood and effect of error and of maternal mortality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)360-364
Number of pages5
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Volume119
Issue number2 PART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Postpartum Hemorrhage
Maternal Death
Diamond
Maternal Mortality
Clinical Protocols
Pre-Eclampsia
Pulmonary Embolism
Heart Diseases
Mothers
Medicine
Parturition

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Preventing maternal death : 10 clinical diamonds. / Clark, Steven L.; Hankins, Gary.

In: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 119, No. 2 PART 1, 02.2012, p. 360-364.

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Clark, Steven L. ; Hankins, Gary. / Preventing maternal death : 10 clinical diamonds. In: Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2012 ; Vol. 119, No. 2 PART 1. pp. 360-364.
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