Table 1

Criteria included in the CBCA to measure obstetrical quality of care
Dimension Criteria
History taking · Condition of the mother at arrival
· Number of prenatal examinations
· Age
· Gravidity
· Parity
Clinical examination at admission · Uterine height
· Pulse
· Blood Pressure
· Temperature
· Foetal presentation
· Foetal heart beat
· Membranes/amniotic fluid
· Cervical dilation
Laboratory analyses · Blood type
· Rhesus factor
· HIV test
· Syphilis test
Monitoring during birth · Name of person who assisted the birth
· Qualification of the birth attendant
· Time of placental expulsion
· Oxytocin given
· Time of birth given
Postpartum monitoring · Follow-up examination
· Exit examination
· Date of exit
· Condition of the infant at birth
Severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (specific to women with this diagnosis only) · Anticonvulsant administered
· Blood pressure recorded every four hours after birth
· Urinary output measured at least once in 24 hours
· Test of bleeding time
· Test of coagulation rate
· Platelet count
· Albumin test
Post-partum haemorrhage (specific to women with this diagnosis only) · Pulse and blood pressure every 15 minutes for 2 hours after diagnosis
· Injection of oxytocin or egometrine
· Intravenous oxytocin perfusion
· Placenta expulsed
· Test of bleeding time
· Test of coagulation rate
· Platelet count

Pirkle et al.

Pirkle et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:24   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-13-24

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