Maternal Death Data Frame (Oregon Health Authority)

Adanya Lustig filed this request with the Oregon Health Authority of Oregon.
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From: Adanya Lustig

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following documents:

The data record layout, data frame, or any equivalent data framework used by this agency to document maternal deaths. Materials responsive to this portion of this request should include reference to the data elements collected by this department and should not include any personal information. Please feel free to redact any personally-identifying information.

If any clarification is necessary, please feel free to call the MuckRock Office at 617-299-1832.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Adanya Lustig

From: Oregon Health Authority

Adanya,
I am not sure what you mean by data record layout, data frame, or data framework. Is the attached information what you're looking for? If not, please consider checking the Oregon Health Authority website, or the Vital Statistics portion of our website: http://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/BIRTHDEATHCERTIFICATES/VITALSTATISTICS/Pages/index.aspx.
Otherwise, please provide more context so I can determine what you're searching for.
Thank you,

Keely L. West, J.D.
Keely L. West, J.D.
Central Operations Manager
OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY
Fiscal and Operations Division
Central and Shared Services Operations
Policy, Records and Rules
Internal Litigation Coordination
500 Summer St. NE, E-20
Salem, OR 97301
503-945-6292
http://www.oregon.gov/OHA

From: Adanya Lustig

Hi Keely,

It's a little complicated because I'm not sure exactly what the Oregon Health Authority tracks in terms of Maternal Deaths, but I'd like to know. Are there documents or databases besides what you attached and what's on the website that the Oregon Health Authority uses to track information about maternal deaths? If so, I am not asking for the data itself, but just what kind of data is being tracked.

Does that make any more sense? Please let me know.

Best,
Adanya

From: Oregon Health Authority

Adanya,
I think if we had additional information we would be publishing it. Also our agency is really large so it's possible that some program collects data we won't identify. However, my colleague Jeanne will do some research and see what she can find.
Thanks,
Keely West

From: Oregon Health Authority

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October 19, 2017

Ms. Adanya Lustig
MuckRock News
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144

Re: Public Records Request – Maternal Death Data (2017-0472)

Dear Ms. Lustig,

You have asked specifically what kind of data is being tracked regarding maternal deaths. Ms. West referred you to a link, which provides various data including maternal deaths. You can find the most current data available at:

http://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/BIRTHDEATHCERTIFICATES/VITALSTATISTICS/ANNUALREPORTS/VOLUME2/Documents/2016/Table502.pdf
Specifically to maternal deaths, prior to 2006, maternal deaths only included deaths that occurred during pregnancy or within 42 days of delivery. Since 2006, maternal deaths include deaths that occurred during pregnancy or within one year of delivery.

Sincerely,

Jeanne Windham
Public Records and Internal Litigation Process Coordinator
OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY
Fiscal and Operations Division
500 Summer St. NE, E-20
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 947-5593
jeanne.windham@dhsoha.state.or.us<mailto:jeanne.windham@dhsoha.state.or.us>
http://www.oregon.gov/OHA

From: Adanya Lustig

Hi Jeanne and Keely,

Thanks for the help! I appreciate it.

Best,
Adanya

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