Commentary: Anaesthesia-related maternal deaths in South Africa

  • Chris C Rout University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Zane Farina University of KwaZulu-Natal

Abstract

The National Committee on Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths (NCCEMD) has assessed maternal deaths in South Africa since 1997. Reports have been produced since 1999, culminating in the latest triennial report (2008-2010). The anaesthetic chapter from this report is published in SAJAA to improve dissemination of the information.

Author Biographies

Chris C Rout, University of KwaZulu-Natal
MBBS FCA(SA) Research Professor Discipline of Anaesthesia School of Clinical Medicine College of Health Sciences University of KwaZulu-Natal
Zane Farina, University of KwaZulu-Natal
MBChB (UCT) DA(SA) FCA (SA) Chief Specialist Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Department of Anaesthesia School of Clinical Medicine College of Health Sciences University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Special Reports