Severe Maternal or Near Miss Morbidity: Implications for Public Health Surveillance and Clinical Audit.


Journal Article (Review)

This chapter reviews the historical development of indicators to identify severe maternal morbidity/maternal near miss (SMM/MNM), and their use for public health surveillance, research, and clinical audit. While there has been progress toward identifying standard definitions for SMM/MNM within countries, there remain inconsistencies in the definition of SMM/MNM indicators and their application between countries. Using these indicators to screen for events that then trigger a clinical audit may both under identify select SMM/MNM (false negative)and over identify select SMM/MNM (false positive). Thus, indicators which support the efficient identification of SMM/MNM for the purpose of facility-based clinical audits are still needed.

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Cited Authors

  • Kuklina, EV; Goodman, DA

Published Date

  • June 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 61 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 307 - 318

PubMed ID

  • 29642083

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29642083

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-5520

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-9201

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/grf.0000000000000375


  • eng