An analysis of trends in maternal mortality at a tertiary care teaching hospital of Western Rajasthan, India: a four year retrospective study
Keywords:Antenatal care, Direct & indirect cause, Hospital stay, MMR
Background: Maternal mortality reflects not only the adequacy of health care services of any country or state but also the standard of living and socio-economic status of the community. India is among those countries, which has a very high maternal mortality ratio; the state of Rajasthan having the third highest maternal mortality in the country. This study was done to assess the maternal mortality in a tertiary hospital situated in Jodhpur, a city in Western Rajasthan where large numbers of patients are referred from rural parts in and around the city.
Methods: This study was done to assess the trends in maternal mortality at a tertiary medical college hospital situated in Western Rajasthan. A retrospective hospital based study was carried out in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department of Ummaid hospital, Dr S. N. Medical College situated in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India over a period of 4 years from July 2010 to June 2014.
Results: During the study period spanning 4 years, there were in total 84,746 live births with 195 maternal deaths. The mean maternal mortality ratio for the four year period was found to be 230.1 per lakh live births.Conclusions: The maternal mortality was quite high than the national average.
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