It's Impossible to Solve Texas' Maternal Mortality Problem With Faulty State Data

Texas has a problem: Deaths of women linked to pregnancy and childbirth are increasing. How bad is the problem? We don't know. That's another problem. A new study in the medical journal Birth suggests that the reporting and data collection system in Texas is so shoddy that it's impossible to develop a clear picture of how many women are dying of childbirth-related complications. Bottom line: The increase may not be as bad as officials previously believed, but they don't know exactly how bad it is.   Continue reading...

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