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Brief Overview of State MMR or PAMR

In Delaware, the Child Death Review Commission received statutory authority to review maternal deaths in 2011 with the first meeting held later that year. Our goal is to conduct in depth, multidisciplinary reviews of all pregnancy-associated and -related deaths in an effort to track factors, identify system wide issues and recommendations and implement action steps to improve health for mothers. We meet biannually. We identify cases by the pregnancy checkbox on the death certificate and vital statistics linkage of birth and death certificates.

Primary
Name: 
Anne Pedrick
Credentials: 
MS
Title: 
Executive Director
Phone: 
(302) 255-1761
Affiliation: 
Child Death Review Commission
This individual fills the role of: 
State Agency Leadership (e.g. MCH Director, Chief Medical Examiner)
Secondary
Name: 
Joan M. Kelley
Credentials: 
R.N.
Title: 
FIMR/MMR Program Coordinator
Phone: 
(302) 255-1766
Affiliation: 
Child Death Review Commission
This individual fills the role of: 
MMR/PAMR Administrative Coordinator
Scope of Cases Reviewed
  • All pregnancy-associated deaths (All deaths of women while pregnant or within one year of the end of pregnancy, due to any cause)
Location of Deaths Reviewed by Committee
  • State Residents (or City/County Residents if local review)
Individuals, Disciplines, and Organizations Represented on Review
  • Domestic Violence
  • Perinatal Quality Collaborative
  • Perinatal Nursing
  • Psychiatry/Mental Health Provider
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Social Work
  • Violence Prevention Agency
  • State Title V Program
  • Child Death Review Staff
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Home Visiting
  • Law Enforcement
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Forensic Pathology
  • Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Program Staff

RESOURCES

Delaware Case Summary Form

Source: 
Delaware Child Death Review Commission
Year of publication or last update: 
2018
Template for writing up case summary that is presented to the MMR panel as the basis of case information to deliberate.
Website: 

Family Interview Protocol for Delaware Maternal Death Cases

Source: 
Delaware Child Death Review Commission
Year of publication or last update: 
2016
Family interview protocol for Delaware maternal death cases.

Delaware Confidentiality Agreement

Source: 
Delaware Child Death Review Commission
Year of publication or last update: 
2016
Confidentiality agreement signed by members of the Delaware Child Death Review Commission.

Delaware Policies & Procedures Manual

Year of publication or last update: 
2016
CDRC’s Report for Calendar Years 2014 & 2015 soon to be uploaded to CDRC website.