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Table 3 Method of identification of maternal deaths and Length of stay on admission to a health facility before death

From: Reproductive age mortality survey (RAMOS) in Accra, Ghana

Method of identification of Maternal deaths *More than 24 hours of admission into a hospital **Less than 24 hours of admission into a hospital **Either died at home or in unspecified health facility Total
RAMOS 79 28 72 179
Officially reported Deaths 79 22 0 101
Underreported 0 6 72 78
  1. *Cases that spent more than 24 hours on admission are referred to as non-coroners' cases
  2. **Those that spent less than 24 hours on admission or either died at home are referred to as coroners' cases. They require a police investigation into the cause of death.