The goals of the Maternal Mortality Review Committee are to:

    • Perform thorough record abstraction in order to obtain details of events and issues leading up to a mother’s death.
    • Perform a multidisciplinary review of cases to gain a holistic understanding of the issues.
    • Determine the annual number of maternal deaths related to pregnancy (pregnancy related mortality).
    • Identify trends and risk factors among pregnancy related death in Kansas.
    • Recommend improvements to care at the individual, provider, and system levels with the potential for reducing or preventing future events.
    • Prioritize findings and recommendations to guide development of effective preventive measures
    • Recommend actionable strategies for prevention and intervention.
    • Disseminate the findings and recommendations to a broad array of individuals and organizations.
    • Promote the translation of findings and recommendations into quality improvement actions at all levels.