The latest triennial review of maternal deaths showed a rise in the maternal death ratio. Whether this represents a new trend or just a statistical fluctuation remains to be seen.
The Report on maternal deaths in Australia, 1994–961 was released in September 2001. It is the eleventh in a series of triennial reports that detail maternal deaths in a case summary format. The principal aim of the Report is to improve the quality and safety of healthcare during pregnancy and the puerperium through the education of obstetric practitioners.
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