Pregnancy-Related Mortality in California: Causes, Characteristics, and Improvement Opportunities
California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review
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A comparison of specific maternal and clinical characteristics and contributing factors among the five leading causes of pregnancy-related mortality: cardiovascular disease, preeclampsia/eclampsia, obstetric hemorrhage, venous thromboembolism and amniotic fluid embolism. Differing patterns for race, maternal age, BMI, timing of death, delivery method and chance to alter the outcome were identified.