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Access to maternity services is key to preventing deaths

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 04 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:522
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Access to maternity health services is one of two key indicators for maternal mortality in developing countries, a study has found (Tropical Medicine and International Health 2003:8:710-21).

    Although income per head of population is also important, other factors, such as having a trained attendant at the delivery, are not, the report says.

    The study, by independent consultant Dr Rodolfo Bulatao and Dr John Ross of the US based Futures Group International, is based on ratings allocated to maternal …

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