A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report found that pregnancy-related deaths can occur up to a year after a woman gives birth. But no matter when they occur, the agency says about three in five pregnancy-related deaths could be prevented.
Briefings on Accreditation & Quality - Volume 29, Issue 4
On July 1, 2018, The Joint Commission will implement three new elements of performance (EP) for maternity care. The announcement, which came in the latest R3 Report, is intended to reduce the risk of transmitting diseases like HIV and syphilis from mother to newborn.
Maternal mortality is a measure of how many mothers die from pregnancy-related complications while carrying or within 42 days after birth. And in most of the developed world, this number has fallen to historic lows.
But not in the U.S., where the maternal mortality rate (MMR) has grown 2....