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Table 4 Patient and administration related substandard care for maternal mortalities and severe morbidities at SFDDH, 2008 - 2010

From: Using audit to enhance quality of maternity care in resource limited countries: lessons learnt from rural Tanzania

Substandard Care Proportions n = 363
Patient-related factors  
   Presence of at least one substandard care 180 (50%)
   Never/Poorly attended ANC 52 (14%)
   Delayed to seek treatment 111 (31%)
   Intoxication by local herbs 3 (1%)
   Others 31 (9%)
Administration related substandard care  
   Presence of at least one area of substandard care 219 (60%)
   Absence of essential drugs, supplies and equipment 22 (6%)
   Absence of/inadequate blood for transfusion 10 (3%)
   Long distance from where the complications started to SFDDH (>50 km) 32 (9%)
   Poor ANC, but difficult to judge whether care provider's or administration related factors. 52 (14%)
   Lack of ambulance 24 (7%)
   The facility had ambulance but was not readily available 21 (6%)
   Others 12 (3%)
  1. Note: ANC = antenatal clinic care