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California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review: Mixed Methods Approach for Improved Case Identification and Cause of Death Analyses

2013 | Maternal and Child Health Journal

After several decades of declining rates, maternal mortality has climbed in California. The California Department of Public Health, with help from PHI, developed a mixed method approach through the California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review to identify and investigate maternal deaths to inform prevention strategies.

Authors:

Connie Mitchell, Elizabeth Lawton, Christine Morton, Christy McCain, Elliott Main , Sue Holtby