(Abstracted from Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2017;96(9):1112–1119)
Underreporting of maternal deaths is a global issue and can hinder the designing and development of preventive and management practices for reducing the maternal mortality ratio (MMR). Although the MMR is among the lowest in the Nordic countries, there is still opportunity to further reduce the rate of direct or indirect maternal deaths.
Norwegian National Advisory Unit for Women's Health, Oslo University Hospital (S.V., L.T.N.); Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo (S.V.), Oslo, Norway; Nordsjaellands Hospital, Hillerød, Denmark (B.B.); Department of Obstetrics, Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway (L.E., L.T.N.); Department of Obstetrics, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden (S.S.); National Institute for Health and Welfare Finland, Helsinki, Finland (M.G.); Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Family Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden (M.G.); and Landspitali University Hospital/University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland (R.T.G.)