Substandard emergency obstetric care - a confidential enquiry into maternal deaths at a regional hospital in Tanzania.

@article{Sorensen2010SubstandardEO,
  title={Substandard emergency obstetric care - a confidential enquiry into maternal deaths at a regional hospital in Tanzania.},
  author={Bjarke Lund Sorensen and Peter Elsass and Brigitte Bruun Nielsen and Siriel Massawe and Juma Nyakina and Vibeke Rasch},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2010},
  volume={15 8},
  pages={
          894-900
        }
}
OBJECTIVE (i) To identify clinical causes of maternal deaths at a regional hospital in Tanzania and through confidential enquiry (CE) assess major substandard care and make a comparison to the findings of the internal maternal deaths audits (MDAs); (ii) to describe hospital staff reflections on causes of substandard care. METHODS A CE into maternal deaths was conducted based on information available from written sources supplemented with participatory observations and interviews with staff… CONTINUE READING

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