Maternal health consensus for Chile in the new millennium

Rogelio González P, Elard Koch C, José Andrés Poblete L, Claudio Vera P, Hernán Muñoz S, Guillermo Carroli, Edgardo Abalos, André Lalonde, Enrique Oyarzun, Alfredo Germain A, Carlos Schnapp S, Jorge Neira M, Jorge Hasbun H, Jorge Carvajal C, Mónica Theodor D, Paula Vargas I, Álvaro Insunza F, Juan Kusanovic P, Ricardo Gómez M, Miriam González OEghon Guzmán B, Mario Paublo M, Soledad Burgos E, Marco Clavero P, Francisco Klassen P

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Abstract

Background: Chile represents a positive evolution in terms of maternal and infant health in last fifty years. This trend in last ten years has remains stable. According to this situation a National and Regional Consensus meeting about Maternal Mortality has been organized. Conclusion: Propositions have been released about how to improve maternal and child health in Chile. Main focus might be to confront the new epidemiological reality including maternal overweight/obesity, hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and hypothyroidism. Effort must be done focusing in the day around the birth, mainly in rural and poorest areas of the country. Indirect causes of maternal mortality have become the main problems in maternal care; this fact must be reflected in protocols, audits (including near miss) and public policies. High rate of cesarean section also remains a challenged.

Translated title of the contributionMaternal health consensus for Chile in the new millennium
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)142-147
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Chilena de Obstetricia y Ginecologia
Volume78
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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