Barriers to providing quality emergency obstetric care in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Healthcare providers’ perspectives on training, referrals and supervision, a mixed methods study

@inproceedings{Austin2015BarriersTP,
  title={Barriers to providing quality emergency obstetric care in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Healthcare providers’ perspectives on training, referrals and supervision, a mixed methods study},
  author={Anne M. Austin and Hanna Gulema and Maria Belizan and Daniela S Colaci and Tamil Kendall and Mahlet Tebeka and Mengistu Z. Hailemariam and Delayehu Bekele and Lia Tadesse and Yemane Berhane and Ana Langer},
  booktitle={BMC pregnancy and childbirth},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Increasing women's access to and use of facilities for childbirth is a critical national strategy to improve maternal health outcomes in Ethiopia; however coverage alone is not enough as the quality of emergency obstetric services affects maternal mortality and morbidity. Addis Ababa has a much higher proportion of facility-based births (82%) than the national average (11%), but timely provision of quality emergency obstetric care remains a significant challenge for reducing maternal… CONTINUE READING
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