|Case management problems presumably due to standards unknown to audit teams*|
|General||No antibiotic prophylactic pre- or intra-operative|
|Presence of foetal heart action confirmed without specifying frequency|
|Pre-eclampsia, Eclampsia||Using diazepam instead of magnesium sulphate to prevent or treat convulsions|
|Using clonidine or methyldopa (or, rarely, nifedipine) as 1st line antihypertensive instead of hydralazine|
|No hourly auscultation of lung bases in severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia|
|Coagulopathy not routinely ruled out, no clotting test performed|
|Haemorrhage||Using colloids instead of crystalloids for volume replacement|
*: These CMPs were observed in all relevant patients, never discussed by audit teams and therefore excluded from further analysis under the assumption that teams were not aware of the relevant standards.
Borchert et al.
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