1. Morbidity and Mortality in the Parturient

  1. David Vaughan,
  2. Neville Robinson,
  3. Nuala Lucas and
  4. Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323948.ch1

Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care

Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care

How to Cite

Vaughan, D., Robinson, N., Lucas, N. and Arulkumaran, S. (2010) Morbidity and Mortality in the Parturient, in Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323948.ch1

Author Information

  1. Harrow and London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 22 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178211

Online ISBN: 9781444323948

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Keywords:

  • morbidity and mortality in parturient - and mortality and morbidity relationship;
  • Maternal mortality and Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health (CEMACH) and National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA);
  • direct maternal death and thrombosis - and thromboembolic disease;
  • maternal mortality causes - in the UK;
  • genital tract sepsis - leading cause of maternal death in UK - and maternity high dependency unit (MHDU);
  • cardiac disease, leading cause of maternal death in UK;
  • ‘near miss’ or ‘severe acute maternal morbidity’ (SAMM) cases;
  • WHO International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision (ICD10) - maternal near miss definition;
  • maternal mortality, morbidity and MHDU;
  • ‘high risk’ in association with pregnancy - mother or fetus, of high risk

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Maternal mortality and CEMACH

  • Identification of the high risk parturient