Women's Health Issues
The objective of this commentary was to call attention to challenges to identifying population-level strategies for preventing SMM and its inequities, and to propose solutions. We focus on challenges to conducting research related to SMM within the U.S. context, although the points raised have broader global applicability. The challenges discussed include 1) the conceptual frameworks used to understand SMM, 2) defining SMM, and 3) the availability of data to assess SMM. By addressing these issues, we aim to advance research and efforts to improve health across the life course for people who give birth.
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Carmichael, S. L., Abrams, B., El Ayadi, A., Lee, H. C., Liu, C., Lyell, D. J., ... & Snowden, J. M. (2021). Ways forward in preventing severe maternal morbidity and maternal health inequities: Conceptual frameworks, definitions, and data, from a population health perspective. Women's Health Issues.