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Free Content Reducing maternal mortality: better monitoring, indicators and benchmarks needed to improve emergency obstetric care. Research summary for policymakers

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Abstract

Several limitations of emergency obstetric care (EmOC) indicators and benchmarks are analysed in this short paper, which synthesises recent research on this topic. A comparison between Sri Lanka and Zambia is used to highlight the inconsistencies and shortcomings in current methods of monitoring EmOC. Recommendations are made to improve the usefulness and accuracy of EmOC indicators and benchmarks in the future.
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Language: English

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1:  Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK 2:  Institute of Public Health, Ruprecht-Karls-Universit├Ąt, Heidelberg, Germany 3:  Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

Publication date: June 1, 2012

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