Pregnancy outcomes in facility deliveries in Kenya and Uganda: A large cross-sectional analysis of maternity registers illuminating opportunities for mortality prevention

Peter Waiswa, Brennan V. Higgins, Paul Mubiri, Leah Kirumbi, Elizabeth Butrick, Rikita Merai, Nancy L. Sloan, Dilys Walker & Kenya
Introduction As facility-based deliveries increase globally, maternity registers offer a promising way of documenting pregnancy outcomes and understanding opportunities for perinatal mortality prevention. This study aims to contribute to global quality improvement efforts by characterizing facility-based pregnancy outcomes in Kenya and Uganda including maternal, neonatal, and fetal outcomes at the time of delivery and neonatal discharge outcomes using strengthened maternity registers. Methods Cross sectional data were collected from previously strengthened maternity registers at 23 facilities...
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