CMAJ Open 2021 Apr-Jun;9(2):E539-E547. Epub 2021 May 21.
Institute of Medical Science (Aflaki), University of Toronto; ICES Central (Park), Toronto, Ont.; Maternal, Child and Youth Health Division (Nelson, Luo), Centre for Surveillance and Applied Research, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ont.; Departments of Medicine (Ray) and Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ray), St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ont.
Background: Accurate identification of maternal deaths is paramount for audit and policy purposes. Our aim was to determine the accuracy and completeness of data on maternal deaths in hospital and those recorded on a death certificate, and the level of agreement between the 2 data sources.
Methods: We conducted a retrospective population-based study using data for Ontario, Canada, from Apr. Read More