Revista Cubana de Higiene y Epidemiología
version ISSN 1561-3003
ALVAREZ TOSTE, Mireya et al. Extremely severe mother morbidity, a current problem. Rev Cubana Hig Epidemiol [online]. 2011, vol.49, n.3, pp. 420-433. ISSN 1561-3003.
The extremely severe mother morbidity is a complication occurring during pregnancy, delivery and the puerperium risking the woman's life and that require of an immediate care to avoid death. As part of the first stage of a research project related to extremely severe mother morbidity an updating on this subject was carried out and a bibliography review. The databases LILACS, EBSCO AND HINARI database were consulted with the use of following descriptors: mother wellbeing, morbidity and mortality as well as a free language using words provided by authors including: quality of mother cares, mother morbidity and extremely severe mother morbidity. The corresponding operators were used and the references selected according to the Vancouver standards, 2010. Results from search were limited to the last 5 years and to English, Spanish and Portuguese languages. The analysis of extremely severe mother morbidity emerges as a complement or alternative to research of mother deaths and nowadays is considered an indicator of mother cares. The addition of this indicator to epidemiologic reports and to obstetric services will supply new knowledges on the scientific basis of problem and will allow in a timely way the decisions-making for the future mother care.
Keywords : Quality of mother cares; mother morbidity; extremely severe mother mortality.