Epidemiologic Reports SurveysPreeclampsia Causing Severe Maternal Morbidity—A National Retrospective Review of Preventability and Opportunities for Improved CareMacDonald, E.J.; Lepine, S.; Pledger, M.; Geller, S.E.; Lawton, B.; Stone, P.Author Information Women’s Health Research Centre, Faculty of Health, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand Obstetric Anesthesia Digest: September 2020 - Volume 40 - Issue 3 - p 123 doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000693672.64079.aa Buy Metrics Abstract (Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2019;59:825–830) Preeclampsia complicates 3% to 8% of all pregnancies and is a major cause of mortality and morbidity for both mother and baby. Pregnancy-related severe maternal morbidity (SMM) is often preventable. As a result, there have been worldwide efforts to identify preventable factors of SMM with the goal of improving patient outcomes. A national preventability review of SMM in New Zealand between 2013 and 2015 found 23.3% of SMM cases admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) or high-dependency units (HDUs) involved preeclampsia. This study aimed to analyze the cohort of women from that study who had severe preeclampsia to identify factors associated with preventability and develop strategies to improve care. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.