Quality of care responsible for soaring maternal deaths – report

Chris Bateman


The National Department of Health is moving across provinces to centralise obstetric skills to a handful of district hospitals, urgently briefing district healthcare chiefs and ensuring they have sufficient blood supplies in a bid to further lower the 63% rise in caesarean section deaths due to bleeding between 2008 and 2014.

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Chris Bateman, Health and Medical Publishing Group, South Africa

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Deaths; Caesarean section; Quality of care

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South African Medical Journal 2016;106(6):540-541. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i6.11041

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Date submitted: 2016-05-13
Date published: 2016-05-19

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