n South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Obstetric critical care services in South Africa : opinion
|Article Title||Obstetric critical care services in South Africa : opinion|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Witwatersrand, 2 University of the Witwatersrand and 3 University of the Witwatersrand|
|Publication Date||Apr 2015|
|Pages||4 - 5|
More than half of all global maternal deaths occur in Africa. A large percentage of these deaths are preventable, and lack of access to adequate critical care facilities is a contributing factor. There are limited published data on the clinical and management challenges presented by the critically ill obstetric patient admitted to the intensive care unit in our setting, and more data are required in order to better define the critical care needs of this group of patients.
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