Maternal mortality in Europe.
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.