Although maternal mortality review committees (MMRCs) have been in place for some time, there has never been a standardized data system available to support essential review functions. MMRIA, or "Maria," reflects lessons learned from implementing a previous version of the system, the Maternal Mortality Review Data System (MMRDS), among 13 state MMRCs.
MMRIA is designed to support and standardize:
MMRIA is available free of charge. However, states and jurisdictions interested in using MMRIA work in close partnership with the Enhancing Reviews and Surveillance to Eliminate Maternal Morality (ERASE MM) team at CDC. The team provides programmatic assistance and training to help committees use the system effectively and reduce duplicative processes during abstraction, case review, and analysis.
MMRIA is much more than a data system – it supports developing a common language for reviews to work together. It supports the breadth of scope and processes of MMRCs, recognizing that no two MMRCs are the same, but all can work toward a shared vision. Therefore the MMRIA project includes numerous resources for each step of a standard approach to case review. To download ERASE MM supporting activites and job aids, visit the Review to Action Resource Center. Below are some key highlights:
What is this report?
A report of MMRIA data from nine states using this standard data-collection system to provide an in-depth analysis of causes of death, preventability, and specific recommendations for action.
This is a data brief released by CDC with updated data from 14 MMRCs. Key findings included the following: