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Table 7 Process outcome indicators related with specific conditions among women with severe maternal outcomes (maternal near miss and maternal deaths)

From: Maternal near miss and quality of maternal health care in Baghdad, Iraq

  n %
Prevention of postpartum hemorrhage   
Target population: women giving birth in health facilities 132 100.00%
Oxytocin 114 86.36%
Any uterotonic (including oxytocin) 115 87.12%
Treatment of severe postpartum hemorrhage   
Target population: women with severe PPH 84 100.00%
Oxytocin 57 67.86%
Ergometrine 52 61.90%
Misoprostol 35 41.67%
Other uterotonics 3. 3.57%
Any of the above uterotonics 57 67.86%
Tranexamic acid 6 7.14%
Removal of retained products 16 19.05%
Balloon or condom tamponade 1. 1.19%
Artery ligation 4 4.76%
Hysterectomy 50 59.52%
Abdominal packing 4 4.76%
Proportion of cases with SMO 80 95.24%
Mortality 6. 7.14%
Anticonvulsants for Eclampsia   
Target population: women with eclampsia 43 100.00%
Magnesium sulfate 29 67.44%
Other anticonvulsant 22 51.16%
Any anticonvulsant 40 93.02%
Proportion of cases with SMO 26 60.47%
Mortality 4 9.30%
Prevention of caesarean section related infection   
Target population: women undergoing caesarean section 107 100.00%
Prophylactic antibiotic during caesarean section 65 60.75%
Treatment for sepsis   
Target population: women with sepsis 10 100.00%
Parenteral therapeutic antibiotics 10 100.00%
Proportion of cases with SMO 6 60.00%
Mortality 2 20.00%
Ruptured uterus   
Target population: women with ruptured uterus 29 100.00%
Laparotomy 28 96.55%
Laparotomy after 3 hours of hospital stay 5 17.24%
Proportion of cases with SMO 24 82.76%
Mortality 3 10.34%
Preterm birth   
Target population: women having a preterm delivery after 3 hours of hospital stay 18 100.00%
Corticosteroids for fetal lung maturation 10 55.56%