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The Role of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Subspecialist in Review and Prevention of Maternal Deaths

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The Role of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Subspecialist in Review and Prevention of Maternal Deaths

Haywood Brown et al. Semin Perinatol.

Abstract

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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