Audit-identified avoidable factors in maternal and perinatal deaths in low resource settings: a systematic review

@inproceedings{Merali2014AuditidentifiedAF,
  title={Audit-identified avoidable factors in maternal and perinatal deaths in low resource settings: a systematic review},
  author={Hasan S Merali and Stuart R. Lipsitz and Nathanael D. Hevelone and Atul A. Gawande and Angela Lashoher and Priya Agrawal and Jonathan M. Spector},
  booktitle={BMC pregnancy and childbirth},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Audits provide a rational framework for quality improvement by systematically assessing clinical practices against accepted standards with the aim to develop recommendations and interventions that target modifiable deficiencies in care. Most childbirth-associated mortality audits in developing countries are focused on a single facility and, up to now, the avoidable factors in maternal and perinatal deaths cataloged in these reports have not been pooled and analyzed. We sought to… CONTINUE READING
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