Monitoring maternal and newborn health outcomes in Bauchi State, Nigeria: an evaluation of a standards-based quality improvement intervention

by Ibrahim Kabo, Emmanuel Otolorin, Emma Williams et al.
International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 2016, 28(5), 566–572 – First published online: 10 August 2016

7 pp. 519 kB

This study assessed the correlation between compliance with set performance standards and maternal and neonatal deaths in health facilities. Baseline and three annual follow-up assessments were conducted, and each was followed by a quality improvement initiative using the Standards Based Management and Recognition (SBM-R) approach. The authors conclude that scaling up SBM-R for quality improvement has the potential to prevent maternal and neonatal deaths in Nigeria and similar settings.

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