Assessing quality of care provided by Indonesian village midwives with a confidential enquiry

Abstract

This study aimed to conduct a confidential enquiry to assess the quality of care provided by Indonesian village midwives and to identify opportunities for improvement. It is concluded that village midwives should: receive appropriate support for the management of obstetric emergencies; engage with communities to promote birth preparedness; and work in partnership with formal and informal providers in the community. The enquiry was a diagnostic tool to identify opportunities for improving care. Practitioners had a unique insight into factors that contribute to quality care and how feasible interventions might be made.

Citation

Midwifery [doi:10.1016/j.midw.2007.08.008]

Assessing quality of care provided by Indonesian village midwives with a confidential enquiry

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