A literature review of quantitative indicators to measure the quality of labor and delivery care


Author: Vandana Tripathi
Language: English


Strengthening measurement of the quality of labor and delivery (L&D) care in low-resource countries requires an understanding of existing approaches. This literature review identifies quantitative indicators of L&D care quality and assess gaps in indicators. The authors conclude that many quantitative indicators have been used to measure L&D care quality, but few have been validated beyond expert opinion. There has been limited use of clinical observation in quality assessment of care processes. The findings suggest the need for validated, efficient consensus indicators of the quality of L&D care processes, particularly in low-resource countries.

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