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In maternity care, hospitals know what to do, but most fail to do it

For health care journalists, there’s the state and local angle involving how the hospitals you cover are doing in providing care to mothers during pregnancy and childbirth.

In some states, such as California, Massachusetts and Nevada, hospitals are doing relatively well in keeping mothers safe from harm. But in other states, such as Louisiana, Georgia and Indiana, they are not. She noted that Vermont, New Hampshire and Alaska had no data available on maternal death rates.

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