– World Health Organization, 2016. English.
– This document is modeled after The WHO application of ICD-10 to deaths during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium: ICD-maternal mortality (ICD-MM) Guide, and is intended to be used by those who assist health-care providers and those charged with death certification. This document will guide them in correctly documenting the pertinent information by clarifying which conditions should be considered underlying causes of death, thus improving accurate death attribution.
This standardized system for classifying stillbirths and neonatal deaths, aims to help countries link stillbirths and neonatal deaths to contributing conditions in pregnant women, such as diabetes or hypertension to identify the required interventions to prevent future deaths and enable comparisons within and between diverse settings.