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The California Pregnancy- Associated Mortality Review Report from 2002 to 2007 Maternal Death Reviews

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California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review
Year of publication or last update: 
2018
This report from the California PAMR presents comprehensive and detailed findings of maternal deaths, with an emphasis on the seven leading causes of pregnancy-related deaths in California from 2002 through 2007.
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California Health and Safety Codes

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California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review
California Health and Safety codes (§§100325, 100330 and 100335) which give California Department of Public Heath the broad authority to investigate sources of morbidity and mortality, such as PAMR.

CA-PAMR Committee Governance Forms: Confidentiality Agreement, Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure, and Recusal Policy

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California Department of Public Health
Year of publication or last update: 
2016
CA-PAMR Committee members and staff must adhere to policies related to 1) the protection of confidential information and Committee deliberations, 2) the declaration of any potential conflicts of interest, either personally/financially or institutionally, and 3) guidance on when to recuse themselves from case review.

California Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review. Report from 2002 and 2003 Maternal Death Review

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California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review
Year of publication or last update: 
2011
The first California PAMR report describes the problem of rising maternal mortality rates and makes the case for conduct of maternal mortality reviews. high-level description of methodology, initial findings from review of 2002 – 2003 deaths, and implications for public health, maternity care and women considering a pregnancy are described.

MCAH Bulletin: California Maternal Mortality Rates: A sustained decline in maternal mortality since 2008

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California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review
Year of publication or last update: 
2015
The Bulletin updates surveillance data last published through 2010 and provides additional information on maternal mortality through 2013. Data are presented showing declining California trends in comparison to U.S. rates, persistent racial disparities and a slower decline among ‘late’ (43-365 days postpartum) deaths. Potential reasons for the decline are discussed.
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California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review: Mixed Methods Approach for Improved Case Identification, Cause of Death Analyses and Translation of Findings

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California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review
Year of publication or last update: 
2014
In response to rising maternal mortality rates, California DPH initiated a Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review. We describe California’s methodology and demonstrate its advantages for improved surveillance, additional case finding, improved accuracy of the causes of pregnancy-related deaths, and translation of evidence to guide development of prevention and quality improvement efforts.
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Pregnancy-Related Mortality in California: Causes, Characteristics, and Improvement Opportunities

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California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review
Year of publication or last update: 
2015
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.
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Pregnancy-Related Cardiovascular Deaths in California: Beyond Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

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California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review
Year of publication or last update: 
2015
A descriptive analysis of pregnancy-related cardiovascular deaths from 2002 to 2006 (n=64). Deaths from cardiomyopathy and other cardiovascular disease were subclassified, and racial and economic disparities, risk factors, timing of deaths and diagnosis, contributing factors, and clinical implications for the prevention of future deaths were identified
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