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Perinatal and maternal mortality 

Perinatal and maternal mortality
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Perinatal and maternal mortality
Author(s):

Sally Collins

, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

, Kevin Hayes

, Simon Jackson

, and Lawrence Impey

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199698400.003.0011
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date: 26 February 2021

Perinatal mortality: overview

Perinatal mortality: key findings

Maternal mortality: definition

The Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths

CEMACE: direct deaths I

CEMACE: direct deaths II

CEMACE: indirect causes of death

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