Delivery-associated sepsis: trends in prevalence and mortality.


Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. Electronic address: [Email]


Sepsis is a leading cause of pregnancy-related mortality. Previous studies have reported an increased prevalence of sepsis during pregnancy. Despite national campaigns to increase sepsis awareness, there is a lack of pregnancy-specific guidelines.


National Inpatient Sample,childbirth,in-hospital mortality,infection,maternal death,maternal morbidity,maternal mortality,pregnancy,