Maternal mortality in Jordan: role of substandard care and delays
AbstractUnderstanding the factors that operate during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum is the key to success in the prevention of maternal mortality. This cross-sectional survey in Jordan for the years 2007-2008 aimed to identify the role of substandard care and delays in maternal deaths. All maternal deaths among women aged 15-49 years over this period [n = 76] were investigated retrospectively through file review and household interviews in all hospitals [n =102] and forensic medicine departments in Jordan; elements of substandard care and delays at hospital, home and transport levels were evaluated. Substandard care accounted for 52.6% of deaths, delay in seeking care 55.3%, delay in transport 15,8% and delay in hospital care 17.1%. Women who did not recognize the danger signs of pregnancy [OR 6.32], refused medical advice to terminate the pregnancy [OR 1.78] or at a gestational age > 37 weeks [OR 1.85] were significantly more likely to delay seeking care, as were those with larger mean family size
Okour, A.M., Khader, Y., Amarin, Z., Jaddou, H. & Gharaibeh, M. (2012). Maternal mortality in Jordan: role of substandard care and delays. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118256
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 18 (5), 426-431, 2012
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