CDC Data: Maternal Deaths In Medical Facilities Decreased From 2003 To 2016, But Pregnancy-Related Deaths In The Home Nearly Doubled

February 10, 2020 8:45 AM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

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MedPage Today (2/7, D'Ambrosio) reported research based on CDC data from 2003 to 2016 revealed a decrease in maternal deaths in medical facilities. However, over the same period, “the rate of pregnancy-related deaths in the home nearly doubled.” Moreover, “increases in pregnancy-related death rates during this period were most dramatic in women age 45 and older,” according to a presentation at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine annual meeting.

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