Status: Getting worse
Reduce severe maternal complications identified during delivery hospitalizations
Data Source: Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project - National (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample (HCUP-NIS), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Severe complications during labor and delivery can lead to serious and lasting health problems for women, like stroke or kidney problems. Rates of severe maternal complications have increased in recent years, and there are disparities by race/ethnicity. Making sure women get high-quality health care both before and during pregnancy can help reduce severe maternal complications.
Workgroup: Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Workgroup
1. Target has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.
2. Baseline has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.