The role of the maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist in review and prevention of maternal deaths.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist plays a critical role in the evaluation and management of women with obstetrical and medical comorbidities. These women have a higher risk for obstetrical morbidity, "near miss," and maternal mortality. Maternal death surveillance is essential to understand the factors that contribute to maternal mortality. Maternal-fetal medicine subspecialists' involvement and leadership in peer review of maternal deaths can provide guidance in developing and supporting management protocols to the obstetrical community and health care facilities.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Brown, H; Small, M

Published Date

  • February 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 27 - 30

PubMed ID

  • 22280862

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-075X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/j.semperi.2011.09.006


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States