McCaw-Binns, Affette M.; Alexander, Sonia; Lindo, Jascinth L. M.; Escoffery, Carlos T.; Spence, K.; Lewis-Bell, K.; Lewis, G.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Community Health and Psychiatry
Surviving Pregnancy in Jamaica - Changing Epidemiology and Challenges for the 21st Century [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
Objective: This study aimed to determine the maternal mortality ratio and causes of these deaths for Jamaica and the four health regions for 1998-2000 and 2001-2003, and whether there have been any improvements in light of interventions aimed at reducing deaths from gestational hypertension and improving access to referral obstetric care. Methodology: The national maternal mortality surveilance system provided listing of maternal death notifications. This study team visited all public hospitals (n = 20) and public sector pathologists and independently identified cases by reviewing death registers, casualty registers and delivery books. Case extraction forms were completed on each death.....