PMID: 41762Sep 1, 1979

Maternal mortality in an Israeli hospital: a review of 23 years

International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics : the Official Organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
I KesslerD Rozenman


In spite of great strides in obstetrics, maternal mortality has been completely eliminated. Possible changes in the causes of mortality are examined for three periods of time (1954-1961, 1962-1971 and 1972-1976). The overall incidence was 3.6/10 000, changing through the three periods from 4.9 to 4.3 and finally to 3.0/10 000. Vascular accidents were the cause of death in almost one third of the cases, emerging as the most important etiologic factor. Older age and higher parity did not seem to influence the incidence of obstetric deaths. Cesarean section was involved in ten of 23 cases in which the death was directly related to the pregnancy and delivery. In six patients there was a rupture of the uterus. The number of preventable deaths has decreased steady, but research into the problem of vascular accidents and dampening of the enthusiasm for cesarean sections may further improve the situation.


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