CDPH Releases 2008-2016 Pregnancy-Related Death Report

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has released a comprehensive statewide surveillance report of pregnancy-related deaths that occurred between 2008-2016. In partnership with Public Health International and CMQCC, the Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Surveillance System committee continues to review maternal deaths up to the present and anticipates releasing data through 2019 sometime in 2022. Statewide maternal mortality reviews are instrumental in identifying hospital and public health quality improvement priorities.

Note: Pregnancy-related mortality is defined as a death while pregnant or within one year of the end of pregnancy from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management.

Download the report here.