Perioperative Mortality Review in Relation to Pregnancy-Related Deaths
Siva Achana, K., and Zaleha A.M., and Sachchithanantham, and Mohd Farouk A., (2006) Perioperative Mortality Review in Relation to Pregnancy-Related Deaths. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 61 (3). pp. 312-319. ISSN 0300-5283
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Perak Royal College of Medicine.
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang.
Pregnancy-related deaths in four published perioperative mortality review reports were analysed. The aim is to look at the quality of surgical and anaesthetic services along with the perioperative care provided. The audit identified shortfalls in the logistic and support services and recommended remedial strategies. The review was conducted by a committee consisting of practising anaesthetists, surgeons and obstetricians who analysed the questionnaires collectively. A consensus was reached to categorize the death. There were 280 pregnancy-related deaths. Post-partum haemorrhage accounted for 31.8%, followed by hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (20.0%), obstetric embolism (16.1%), sepsis (10.7%) and associated medical conditions (21.4%). In brief, there were shortcomings in pre-operative, intra-operative and postoperative care in some of the cases. Increased consultant input, clinical audit, improvements in monitoring and expansion of critical care facilities were the integral issues recommended.
|Keywords:||Critical Care Facilities, Clinical Audit, Emergency Surgery,
Post-Partum Haemorrhage, Perioperative Pregnancy-Related Deaths|
|Subjects:||R Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing|
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