Database Autopsy: An Efficient and Effective Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths in Canada.

Database Autopsy: An Efficient and Effective Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths in Canada. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2020 Aug 04;: Authors: Boutin A, Cherian A, Liauw J, Dzakpasu S, Scott H, Van den Hof M, Cook J, Blake J, Joseph KS, Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System (Public Health Agency of Canada) Abstract BACKGROUND: Maternal death surveillance in Canada relies on hospitalization data, which lacks information on the underlying cause of death. We developed a method for identifying underlying causes of maternal death, and quantified the frequency of maternal death by cause. METHODS: We used data from the Discharge Abstract Database for fiscal years 2013 to 2017 to identify women who died in Canadian hospitals (excluding Quebec) while pregnant or within 1 year of the end of pregnancy. A sequential narrative based on hospital admission(s) during and after pregnancy was constituted and reviewed to assign the underlying cause of death (based on the World Health Organization's framework). Maternal deaths (i.e., while pregnant or within 42 days after the end of pregnancy) and late maternal deaths (i.e., more than 42 days to a year after the end of pregnancy) were examined separately. RESULTS: We identified 85 maternal deaths. Direct obstetric causes included 8 deaths (9%) related to complications of spontaneous or induced abortion; 9 (11%), to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy; 15 (18%), to obstetric hemorrhage; 11 (13%), to pregnancy-relate...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research

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