Confidential enquiries into maternal deaths aim to identify areas where
clinic cal practice is deficient. This approach thi can improve practice
and prevent maternal deaths. Despite the general acceptance of the
utility of confidential enquiries, achieving a high level of
colleclective interest in their practical applicability as an
evidence-based approach in developing countries will require further
study. Although much has already been done in the promotion of
confidential enquiries and related approaches, more action-based
research, publication of systematic field experiences and conduct of
studies comparing different approaches and adaptations will be of value.
This paper discusses the reasons why confidential enquiries are not more
widespread and describes the hypothesis behind ideas on how traditional
confidential enquiry approaches could be adapted to make their
application more user-friendly in developing countries.
Improving the use of confidential enquiries into maternal deaths in developing countries. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 85 (1), 68-69.
Improving the use of confidential enquiries into maternal deaths in developing countries.