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Maternal morbidity is set to be a top issue for 2018

Family Practice NewsDecember 15, 2017Articles

Addressing issues around maternal mortality is going to be the top focus for the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 2018.

“It is will be the priority of my presidency here at ACOG,” President-elect Lisa Hollier, MD, said in an interview. Her term as president begins at the end of April 2018.

Dr. Lisa Hollier

Dr. Lisa Hollier

Additionally, the organization will be continuing to fight to protect coverage of women’s health services under the Affordable Care Act.

Rates of maternal mortality – defined as rates of death within 365 days of pregnancy – have become an increasingly prominent issue in the United States. Many states have created dedicated committees to examine the causes of increasing mortality and look for solutions. California, in particular, has had some success in reducing these rates.

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