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Illinois Administrative Code

Source: 
Illinois Department of Public Health
Year of publication or last update: 
2002
Administrative code that provides authority for IDPH to collect and review information on maternal deaths. These rules define maternal death and the requirements for reporting by hospitals.
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Higher Risk of Homicide Among Pregnant and Postpartum Females Aged 10-29 Years in Illinois, 2002-2011

Source: 
Koch et al. Illinois Department of Public Health Maternal Mortality Review Committee Working Group
Year of publication or last update: 
2016
Manuscript describing the rates of homicide among pregnant and postpartum women compared to non-pregnant women. Pregnant and postpartum females aged 10-29 years were at twice the risk of homicide compared with their nonpregnant or postpartum counterparts.
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Maternal Cardiovascular Mortality in Illinois, 2002-2011

Source: 
Briller, et. al., for the Illinois Department of Public Health Maternal Mortality Review Committee Working Group
Year of publication or last update: 
2017
Manuscript describing demographic characteristics of women in Illinois who died from cardiovascular disease during pregnancy or up until 1 year postpartum, addressing specific etiologies, timing of death, proportion of potentially preventable mortality, and factors associated with preventability. Reviews findings are based on hospital reviews (not the state MMRC).
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Illinois Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Report (published Oct 2018)

Source: 
Illinois Department of Public Health
Year of publication or last update: 
2018
This report describes severe maternal morbidity and maternal mortality for Illinois women. It includes a description of the state's process for identifying pregnancy-associated deaths, for determining which cases are selected for MMRC review, and for supporting the state MMRCs. It also details the data from maternal mortality surveillance and review in Illinois, which particular focus on disparities, causes of death, relationship to pregnancy, and preventability. The major themes from maternal mortality review are synthesized, and specific recommendations for preventing maternal deaths are detailed.
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Illinois Committee Decisions Form Updates

Source: 
Illinois Department of Public Health
Year of publication or last update: 
2020
These slides were presented to the Illinois Maternal Mortality Review Committee following updates to the committee decisions form and include Illinois’ approach to incorporating updates into the review process. Updates included format changes, including a table to list contributing factors and recommendations side-by-side, and new additions to the form. Additions included a checkbox for whether discrimination contributed to the death as well as three new contributing factors and definitions: discrimination, interpersonal racism, and structural racism.