The United States Is Failing Its Mothers

October 4, 2017

(Nature) – Yet between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality rate in the United States climbed by 56%, rising from 16.9 deaths per 100,000 births to 26.4, according to a recent study that was published in The Lancet (see ‘Maternal mortality snapshot’). What caused this rise? Many people have theories but no one knows for sure. Over the past two decades, there have been no consistent documentation and analysis. Without quality data, there is no way to understand the causes of this trend.

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