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[Editorial] Mismanaged expectations—maternal morbidity in the USA

Despite substantially higher spending on health care per person than comparable high-income countries, maternal deaths and severe maternal morbidity levels in the USA more closely resemble some low-income countries. The steep increase of deaths is mirrored by another troubling trend in the past decade, the notable increase in serious, but often preventable, obstetric complications.

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