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NSW Health report

Amnesty International Report

Amnesty International Publications has released a report: DEADLY DELIVERY – THE MATERNAL HEALTH CARE CRISIS IN THE USA.

The report states that the five main causes of maternal death in the USA are: Embolism 20% (A blood clot that blocks an essential blood vessel, for example in the lungs), Hemorrhage 17% (Severe blood loss), Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia 16% (Disorders associated with excessively high blood pressure), Infection 13%, Cardiomyopathy 8% (Heart muscle disease).

For more information about the report contact the NZSA office.

Surgical Safety Checklist

New versions of the checklist, implementation manual, and guidelines, were released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in September 2009.


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