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.