Lessons from the confidential enquiry into maternal deaths, Malaysia

BJOG. 2014 Sep:121 Suppl 4:47-52. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12944.


Malaysia has successfully reduced maternal mortality through several efforts which, in the broad sense, include (i) the overall socio-economic development of the country; (ii) strengthened health services; and (iii) specific efforts and initiatives for the reduction of maternal mortality, one of which is the audit of maternal deaths by the confidential enquiry into maternal deaths.

MeSH terms

  • Cesarean Section / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Malaysia
  • Maternal Mortality* / trends
  • Medical Audit
  • Population Surveillance