Recently Noted – maternal mortality in America

Maternal Mortality Is Rising in the US as It Declines Everywhere Else

PBS Newshour has broadcast several reports on this topic: “What’s behind America’s rising maternal mortality rate?” (May 14, 2017) and “Why are more American women dying after childbirth?” (August 17, 2017)

To provide context see the chart 1 below that displays the grievous gap between the American healthcare results and those from our developed country competitors.

maternal mortality is rising in the US as it declines everywhere else.


Also published on Medium.

Footnotes

  1. http://www.npr.org/2017/05/12/528098789/u-s-has-the-worst-rate-of-maternal-deaths-in-the-developed-world