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Developing standards for postpartum hemorrhage in a resource-limited country

Kongnyuy, Eugene J and Van Den Broek, Nynke ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8523-2684 (2009) 'Developing standards for postpartum hemorrhage in a resource-limited country'. Health Care for Women International, Vol 30, Issue 11, pp. 989-1002.

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Abstract

Traditionally, standards of care have been developed by a panel of experts and then implemented by a multidisciplinary team. We studied the feasibility of involving health professionals of all grades and policymakers in the establishment of standards for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) in Malawi. The team established these standards using evidence from Malawi national guidelines and World Health Organization (WHO) manuals. They agreed on 10 objectives and developed the structure, process, and outcome for each objective. The standards addressed different aspects of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. The involvement of both health professionals and policymakers might promote ownership, sustainability, and allocation of resources for implementation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W General Medicine. Health Professions > Health Services. Patients and Patient Advocacy > W 84 Health services. Delivery of health care
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WQ Obstetrics > Labor > WQ 330 Complications of labor
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Child & Reproductive Health Group
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1080/07399330902836126
Depositing User: Martin Chapman
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2014 12:15
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:06
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/3569

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