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Table 5 Severe maternal outcomes and near miss indicators

From: Maternal near miss and quality of maternal health care in Baghdad, Iraq

All live births in the population under surveillance 25,472
Severe maternal outcomes (SMO) cases (n) 145
Maternal Deaths (n) 16
Maternal near miss cases (n) 129
Overall near-miss indicators  
Severe Maternal Outcome ratio (per 1000 live births) 5.69
Maternal near miss incidence ratio (per 1000 live births) 5.06
Maternal near miss mortality ratio 9:1
Mortality index 11.03%
Hospital access indicators  
SMO cases presenting the organ dysfunction or maternal death within 12 hours of hospital stay (SMO12) (n) 127
Proportion of SMO12 cases among all SMO cases 87.59%
Proportion of SMO12 cases coming from other health facilities 34.65%
SMO12 mortality index 11.02%
Intra-hospital care  
Intra-hospital SMO cases (n) 18
Intra-hospital SMO rate (per 1000 live births) 0.71
Intra-Hospital mortality index 11.11%