Table 1

Summary of characteristics of instruments for evaluating quality of obstetric care in low-resource settings

Instrument

Unit

Source(s) of information

Type of data

Structure (out of 19 items)

Process (out of 7 items)

Outcome (out of 6 items)


Room-by-room walk-through (Gill et al., 2005) [31]

F

O

QT

7

0

0


The walk-through with staff (EngenderHealth & AMDD, 2003a) [27]

F

O, St., R

QT

12

6

0


"Access to services and continuity of care" assessment form (EngenderHealth & AMDD, 2003b) [23]

F

St., O

QT

9

2

0


"Competent care" assessment form (EngenderHealth & AMDD, 2003b) [23]

F

St., O

QT

4

5

1


"Information & informed choice" assessment. form (EngenderHealth & AMDD, 2003b) [23]

F

St., O

QT

0

1

0


"Privacy, confidentiality, dignity, comfort & expression of opinion" assessment form (EngenderHealth & AMDD, 2003b) [23]

F

St., O

QT

3

2

0


"Facilitative supervision & management" assessment form (EngenderHealth & AMDD, 2003b) [23]

F

St., O

QT

9

0

0


"Information, training & development" assessment form (EngenderHealth & AMDD, 2003b) [23]

F

St., O

QT

4

0

0


"Supplies, equipment & infrastructure" assessment. form (EngenderHealth & AMDD, 2003b) [23]

F

O

QT

7

0

0


Registers & records review forms (EngenderHealth & AMDD, 2003b) [23]

F

R, MR

QT

1

0

0


Performance standards for EOC - Infection prevention (Jhpiego, USAID & Afghan MoH, 2005a) [28]

F

O

QT

3

0

0


Performance standards for EOC - Human, physical & material resources (Jhpiego, USAID & Afghan MoH, 2005b) [29]

F

O

QT

7

0

0


Performance standards for EOC - Support services (Jhpiego, USAID & Afghan MoH, 2005b) [29]

F

O

QT

7

0

0


Performance standards for EOC - Management systems (Jhpiego, USAID & Afghan MoH, 2005b) [29]

F

O, R

QT

5

0

0


Performance standards for EOC - Information, education & communication (Jhpiego, USAID & Afghan MoH, 2005b) [29]

F

O

QT

2

0

0


Skilled attendance index (Hussein et al., 2004) [32]

F

MR, R

QT

3

4

4


Health worker incentive survey (IMMPACT, 2007) [24]

F

St.

QT

6

0

0


Perceptions of quality of care - In-depth interview guide for users and non-users of maternity services (IMMPACT, 2007) [24]

F

P

QL

3

4

1


Perceptions of quality of care - Provider in-depth interview guide (IMMPACT, 2007) [24]

F

St.

QL

6

0

0


Perceptions of quality of care - Manager's interview guide (IMMPACT, 2007) [24]

F

St.

QL

9

0

0


Health facility staff interview guide (Maine et al., 1997) [40]

F

St.

QL

5

1

0


Supervision checklist for hospital/for health center (Maine et al., 1997) [40]

F

O

Co.

4

0

0


Performance standards for EOC - Care during normal labor, delivery & selected complications (Jhpiego, USAID & Afghan MoH, 2005b) [29]

C

O, MR, S

QT

3

7

0


Performance standards for EOC - Management of complications during pregnancy (Jhpiego, USAID & Afghan MoH, 2005b) [29]

C

O, MR, S

QT

1

7

0


Health facility questionnaire for case studies of women with obstetric complications (Maine et al., 1997) [40]

C

St., MR, P, Fm.

QT

2

4

2


Patient/Family Interview Guide, Case Studies of Women with OC (Maine et al., 1997) [40]

C

P or Fm.

QL

4

2

2


TRACE Maternal death assessment form (IMMPACT, 2007) [24]

C

MR or St.

QL

5

5

1


Facility-based maternal death review - Medical record extraction form (WHO, 2004) [25]

C

MR

QL

2

4

1


Facility-based maternal death review - Facility staff interview record (WHO, 2004) [25]

C

St.

QL

5

4

1


Case review form (EngenderHealth & AMDD, 2003b) [23]

C

MR

QL

1

2

4


EmOC client/family interview form (EngenderHealth & AMDD, 2003b) [23]

C

P or Fm.

Co.

1

3

1


Audits de décès maternels - Entrevue famille (Univ. of Montreal; CR-CHUM; Direction Régionale Santé Kayes-Mali 2006) [26]

C

Fm.

Co.

2

2

3


Audits de décès maternels - Entrevue centre de santé communautaire (Univ. of Montreal; CR-CHUM; DRS Kayes-Mali 2006) [26]

C

St.

Co.

3

4

3


Audits de décès maternels - Entrevue centre de santé de référence (Univ. of Montreal; CR-CHUM; DRS Kayes-Mali 2006) [26]

C

St.

Co.

4

4

3


Guidelines for conducting a near-miss case review (WHO, 2004) [25]

C

St., MR

Co.

9

6

1


Clinical audit - Case extraction form (WHO, 2004) [25]

C

MR

Co.

2

4

2


Client flow analysis - Client data form (EngenderHealth & AMDD, 2003b) [23]

C

O

Co.

0

2

0


Unit of observation: F = facility, C = case

Sources of information: O = observation, St. = staff, R = registers, MR = medical records, S = simulation, P = patient, Fm. = family

Type of data: QT = quantitative, QL = qualitative, Co. = combined

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