MATERNAL MORTALITY: How big a problem is it?
MYTH AND REALITY IN CURRENT EFFORTS TO ADDRESS MATERNAL MORTALITY IN THE US
In the past several years a great deal of media attention has been paid to the rising rate of maternal mortality in the U.S. As one of the authors of the research paper that helped launch the national debate over maternal mortality, Dr. Declercq will discuss how it came to be seen as a problem, why it’s both a bigger and smaller challenge than the public and policymakers understand, and why current efforts to address it may not succeed.
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