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Volume 37, Issue 9
Publication date: March 1, 2012
Expiration date: March 1, 2015

Maternal Mortality in the Era of Patient Safety
Cynthia Chazotte, MD (Moderator)
Professor and Vice Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx; Co-chair, New York State Safe Motherhood Initiative, ACOG District II; Maternal Mortality Review Committee, New York, New York

Peter Bernstein, MD, MPH
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx; Co-chair, Patient Safety Committee, ACOG District II

Elliott K. Main, MD
Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco; Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, and Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California; Chair, California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review Committee, Sacramento, California

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Define the maternal mortality ratio.
2. Understand the causes of maternal mortality.
3. List risks factors for maternal mortality.
4. Outline the components of a patient safety program.
5. Identify strategies for implementation of elements of a patient safety program.
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