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Title: [Evaluation of the maternal death system in public facilities in the Tunis [1999-2004]]
Authors: Dellagi,,R.T.
Belgacem, I.
Hamrouni, M.
Zouari, B.
Issue Date: 2008
Language: French
Abstract: We report the performance indicators in 2004 of a follow-up on the system for recording maternal deaths which was established in 1999. The system was operating in 69.8% of public hospitals, and 96% of maternal deaths investigations were completed. In 69.8% of maternal deaths there was a direct obstetric cause. Haemorrhage was the major cause of maternal death [30.8%], followed by eclampsia [11%]. The proportion of avoidable [certain or possible] deaths was 75.3%. There were problems in evaluation of risk presented by women and inadequate follow-up during the postpartum period and delay in appropriate treatment. Incomplete documentation and difficulty in ascertaining avoidability were problems faced by the regional follow-up committee
Description: 1380-1390
Keywords: Quality Indicators, Health Care
Maternal Mortality
Maternal Mortality
Postpartum Hemorrhage
Follow-Up Studies
Subject: Maternal Mortality
ISSN: 1020-3397
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