Episode 128: Tracking Maternal Mortality

There has been a lot of commentary in the news and in medical journals about the problem of maternal mortality - specifically how we are really crappy at tracking it, which makes it really difficult to know if interventions are working or making things worse. In a country with healthcare as advanced as it is in the U.S., this is just stupid. I mean, we could use fancier words, but the bottom line is stupid.  Today, 2 Docs Talk about maternal mortality, the problems with tracking it, and one place that's done a pretty good job of both tracking and improving the numbers.  Resources: That Propublica article we kept referring to. Obstetrics and Gynecology article about trends and tracking Identifying Maternal Deaths in Texas CMQCC Toolkits WHO's Trends in Maternal Mortality

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