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Using a quality improvement model to enhance providers’ performance in maternal and newborn health care: a post-only intervention and comparison design

Publish Date: April 2017
Author: Firew Ayalew, Gizachew Eyassu, Negash Seyoum, Jos van Roosmalen, Eva Bazant, Young Mi Kim, Alemnesh Tekleberhan, Hannah Gibson, Ephrem Daniel and Jelle Stekelenburg

Published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, this article evaluates the effect of the Standards Based Management and Recognition approach to quality improvement, determining it’s ability to strengthen routine maternal and newborn health (MNH) services after being implemented in Ethiopia. The evaluation assessed the effect of the intervention on MNH providers’ performance of routine antenatal care, uncomplicated labor and delivery and immediate postnatal care services.

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