Clinical Review

Targeting US maternal mortality: ACOG’s recent strides and future action

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The author thanks ACOG former Vice President for Health Policy Barbara Levy, MD, ACOG Senior Director Jeanne Mahoney, and ACOG Federal Affairs Director Rachel Tetlow for their helpful review and comments.

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