Effects of a maternity waiting home on adverse maternal outcomes and the validity of antenatal risk screening.

@article{Chandramohan1994EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a maternity waiting home on adverse maternal outcomes and the validity of antenatal risk screening.},
  author={Daniel DC Chandramohan and Felicity T. Cutts and R Chandra},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  year={1994},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={279-84}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of a maternity waiting home (MWH) on adverse maternal outcomes and the validity of antenatal risk criteria in predicting dystocia. METHOD A hospital-based cohort study was conducted at a district hospital in Zimbabwe. Information on the presence of antenatal risk factors, stay at an MWH, and mode and outcome of delivery was collected for each woman delivering at the hospital during 1989-1991. RESULTS The risk of obstructed labor was 16 times higher for… CONTINUE READING

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