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Revista chilena de obstetricia y ginecología

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GONZALEZ P, Rogelio et al. Consenso salud materna para Chile en el nuevo milenio. Rev. chil. obstet. ginecol. [online]. 2013, vol.78, n.2, pp.142-147. ISSN 0717-7526.

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.

Keywords : Maternal mortality in Chile; consensus in maternal health; millennium developmental goals (MDGs); near miss; public policies.

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