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The maternal mortality review process is a continuous cycle.

Maternal Mortality Review Committees (MMRCs) gather extensive information about each individual maternal mortality selected for review to compile a narrative for that case. The MMRC convenes to further fill in the story and answer the question, “What happened?” The committee identifies factors that contributed to the death and crafts recommendations to ensure that a similar story doesn’t occur in the future. The purpose of the review process is to document recommendations to prevent future deaths, not assign blame.

The following sections describe the key steps of a review process and highlight tips and strategies along the way. One-on-one technical assistance is always available. If you’d like to discuss these steps or resources in more detail, contact us here.

Mock Panel

Interested in seeing an example of the MMRC process? Experience a Maternal Mortality Review Committee in Action.