GUIDELINES AND AUDITS FOR BETTER CLINICAL OUTCOMES IN
OBSTETRIC AND GYNECOLOGY PRACTICES.
of high quality continues to be a key requirement for
reducing maternal mortality. Clearly the Urgency of and the
means for improving obstetric care very enormously between
the industrialized countries, where less than 1% of maternal
deaths occur each year, and the developing countries, where
more then 99% occur. Audit can play a dual role : not only
can it monitor change in the support of clinically effective
What is the
concept of audit and guidelines.
audit has brought about throughout the word- three case
Establishing the need for developing guidelines and
performing regular audits.
Evidence of a continuing commitment to improve the quality
of care at the four participating hospitals was reflected in
the staffs’ intention to repeat the audit cycle until their
targets were met, and to extend the process to others
Use of standardized management guidelines and practice of
evidence-based obstetrics would definitely go a long way in
balancing the rates of caesarean section.”
“ There was a 25% lower risk of dying within a year after
discharge if hospitals followed national guidelines and
taught their patients how to follow those standards at home
and in another-for every 105 increase in adherence,
mortality fell by 11%."