in the Guardian today:
The study, by an international team of researchers including academics from the University of Oxford, examined data on millions of live births across Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia and the UK.
The UK data included information on more than 2 million live births between 2016 and 2018.
They found that the rates of death among mothers in pregnancy and up to 42 days after the birth of their children varied from 2.7 per 100,000 live births in Norway to 10.9 in Slovakia. In the UK, there were 9.6 maternal deaths for every 100,000 babies born.https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/nov/16/uk-has-second-highest-maternal-death-rate-in-eight-country-european-study
In the Scotsman on 13 July 2022:
Led by Dr Nazire Lone of the University of Edinburgh, the study authors analysed 17 types of diagnoses and nine different interventions (including critical care) as a snapshot measure of severe complications among Scottish mothers….The study’s findings, published in the journal Anaesthesia, show that across all pregnant women combined, the death rate was 5.4 per 100,000 pregnancies.https://www.scotsman.com/health/decades-long-fall-in-maternal-deaths-during-childbirth-stalls-3765281
Why might this be. Better NHS? More nurses and doctors? Better relationships between SNP Government and NHS Scotland?
Twice as many health visitors?