The confidential enquiry into maternal deaths in South Africa : a case study

Show simple item record Moodley, J. Pattinson, Robert Clive Fawcus, S. Schoon, M.G. Moran, N. Shweni, P.M. 2015-02-18T09:18:01Z 2015-02-18T09:18:01Z 2014-09
dc.description.abstract The Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths (CEMD) in South Africa has been operational for 15 years. This case study describes the process of notification and independent assessment of maternal deaths, predominantly in facilities. In the earlier years of the Enquiry, institutional maternal mortality ratio increased and was 176.2 per 100 000 live births in the 2008–10 triennium; thereafter it decreased to 146.7 in the 2011/12 period. The slow progress was due to the significant contribution of HIV/AIDs to maternal mortality and challenges in implementing the recommendations that were devised from the findings of the Enquiry. Nevertheless, the CEMD process has been maintained and strengthened so it is currently able to perform routine maternal death surveillance at both national and district levels, identify deficiencies within the health system, generate reports and also provide early warning about alarming trends such as the increasing numbers of deaths due to caesarean-section-associated haemorrhage. en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2015-09-30 en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2015 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Moodley, J, Pattinson, RC, Fawcus, S, Schoon, MG, Moran, N & Shweni, PM 2014, 'The confidential enquiry into maternal deaths in South Africa : a case study', BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 121, pp. 53-60. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1470-0328 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1471-0528 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1111/1471-0528.12869
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Wiley en_ZA
dc.rights © 2014 Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article : (name of article), Journal name, vol. x, no. y, pp. z-zz, date, doi : . The definite version is available at : http://onlinelibrary.wiley.comjournal/10.1111/(ISSN)1471-0528 [This article is embargoed by the publisher until 12 months] en_ZA
dc.subject Confidential enquiries en_ZA
dc.subject Maternal deaths en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.title The confidential enquiry into maternal deaths in South Africa : a case study en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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