Maternal mortality rates (or ratios) are widely used as one indicator of the quality of medical care.
There has been concern that conclusions may be drawn from unreliable data.
A survey of practices in European countries confirms that there are differences in interpretation of definitions and evidence of significant under-reporting in official returns of vital statistics.
Actual and potential sources of error are identified and a need for greater precision and uniformity of data collection is established.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mère, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Homme, Gestation, Europe, Périnatal, Interprétation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mother, Mortality, Epidemiology, Human, Pregnancy, Europe, Perinatal, Interpretation
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0636348
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.