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Fässler, M; Zimmermann, R; Quack Lötscher, K C (2010). Maternal mortality in Switzerland 1995-2004. Swiss Medical Weekly, 140(1-2):25-30.
Compared to the prior 10-year-period, the maternal mortality ratio decreased from 5.54 to 4.15. The mortality associated with caesarean section decreased 4.5 times. Women at risk are older mothers and those with a non-Swiss nationality, specifically non-Western nationalities. The most common cause of death in this period was haemorrhage, whereas in the previous period most women died of thromboembolism.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Obstetrics|
|DDC:||610 Medicine & health|
|Deposited On:||07 Jan 2011 11:05|
|Last Modified:||27 Nov 2013 17:36|
|Publisher:||EMH Swiss Medical Publishers|
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