The main objectives are to study the incidence and the management of
maternal and neonatal conditions associated with maternal and neonatal
mortality in a worldwide network of health facilities. The near miss concept
and the availability and use of preventive and therapeutic interventions
will be used to evaluate the quality of care.
research aims to study the occurrence and the management of maternal and
neonatal conditions highly associated with maternal and neonatal mortality
in a worldwide network of health facilities. We will assess the quality of
care by means of the maternal near miss indicators and the use of preventive
and therapeutic effective interventions.
This study will be the most important source of evidence
for implementing the use of the near miss concept in maternal and newborn
health. In addition to the information on the incidence of complications, it
will ascertain whether markers of severe maternal morbidity can be
incorporated into routine data collection systems, and provide a
standardized evaluation of quality of care in a large network of health
facilities. In the end, this study will provide a comprehensive evaluation
of the implementation status of critical life-saving interventions in the
continuum of maternal and perinatal care.