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MBRRACE-UK: Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care—Implications for Anesthetists

Freedman, R.L.; Lucas, D.N.

Obstetric Anesthesia Digest: March 2016 - Volume 36 - Issue 1 - p 7
doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000479477.03978.83
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(IJOA. 2015;24:161–173)

This review article provides a summary for obstetric anesthetists of the 2014 Mothers and Babies—Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK (MBRRACE-UK) report, which includes surveillance data for the 4-year period 2009 to 2012. Maternal deaths from Ireland were included for the first time in the 2014 report, as were cases where the affected women survived life-threatening situations (near misses).

Department of Anaesthetics, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, UK

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