The pattern of maternal mortality at Maternity Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Adeeb, Nafisah (1983) The pattern of maternal mortality at Maternity Hospital Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian Journal of Reproductive Health, 1 (1). pp. 34-39. ISSN KDN 0563/83

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From 1978 to 1981, there were 70,000 deliveries at Maternity Hospital, Kuala Lumpur. 39 maternal mortalities were encountered during this four year period. The major causes of death were toxemia, hemorrhage, embolism, medical disease in pregnancy, sepsis, uterine inversion, obstetric trauma, Mendelson and pulmonary edema. Avoidable factors were isolated in all the mortalities except in three, one due to infective hepatitis and two due to cardiac disease in pregnancy. The patient was at fault in four mortalities. The need for documenting all maternal mortalities is a priority in this country to make analysis more meaningful.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Maternal mortality
Subjects: 600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health > 618 Gynecology, obstetrics, pediatrics & geriatrics
Division/Agency/State: LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia > Division of Reproductive Health
Deposited By: Mrs Nekmat Nily Waheeda
Deposited On: 29 Apr 2015 01:44
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2015 01:44

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