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Table 3 Percentage of records according to criteria used for diagnoses and procedures in cases of near miss and maternal death (HIS, 2002)

From: Severe maternal morbidity (near miss) as a sentinel event of maternal death. An attempt to use routine data for surveillance

  Diagnoses Procedures
Group/Criterion; item Near miss (%) Maternal death (%) Near miss (%) Maternal death (%)
A. Mantel et al., 1998     
   Cardiac disorder 5.5 8.4 1.3 1.3
   Vascular disorder < 0.1 1.9 -- --
   Immunological disorder& 23.7 20.8 8.9 14.9
   Respiratory disorder 0.3 0.6 < 0.1 0.6
   Kidney disorder 0.5 1.3 < 0.1 0.6
   Liver disorder < 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
   Metabolic disorder 0.1 0.0 < 0.1 0.0
   Coagulation disorder 2.1 2.6 < 0.1 0.0
   Cerebral disorder < 0.1 1.3 < 0.1 0.6
   Admission to ICU -- -- 3.4 # 47.4 #
   Emergency hysterectomy -- -- 0.4 7.8
   Anesthesia accident 0.1 0.0 -- --
B. Waterstone et al., 2001     
   Severe preeclampsia 30.6 14.9 9.3 9.7
   Eclampsia 7.0 11.0 1.1 5.2
   HELLP syndrome -- -- -- --
   Severe hemorrhage 20.3 14.3 5.5 5.2
   Severe sepsis & 23.7 20.8 8.9 14.9
   Uterine rupture 0.6 0.0 -- --
C. Others     
   Acute abdomen 0.4 1.3 -- --
   HIV-related disease 0.1 1.3 -- --
   Other surgical procedures -- -- 1.8 5.2
Total (32,379) (154) (32,379) (154)
  1. -- No codes related to the problem
  2. &Definition identical to items "Immunological disorder" and "Severe sepsis"
  3. # Not found among the 6 procedures of the ICU diary; however found in the field referring to the total number of days in the ICU during hospitalization.