Joint Commission Highlights Role of Mental-Health Conditions in Pregnancy-related Deaths

Published: 01/19/2023

  • The Joint Commission
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In conjunction with a new Sentinel Event Alert addressing maternal mortality, The Joint Commission (TJC) has published a new Quick Safety report about the role of mental health conditions in pregnancy related deaths.

In their new report, TJC delves into ways in which mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, death by suicide, and substance use disorders (SUDs) impact maternal mortality. According to TJC, mental health conditions are the most frequent underlying cause, followed by clin

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