Researchers Recommended New Signal Functions to Improve Quality of Care for Newborns

by Kathy Jones on  November 16, 2012 at 7:28 PM Child Health News
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Researchers at University of Heidelberg have recommended new signal functions that can improve the monitoring and tracking of facilities' provision of routine and emergency newborn care.
 Researchers Recommended New Signal Functions to Improve Quality of Care for Newborns
Researchers Recommended New Signal Functions to Improve Quality of Care for Newborns

While there are currently several indicators of emergency obstetric care (EmOC) that can track and monitor a health service's capacity to respond to important obstetric complications, there are none for most areas of emergency newborn care nor for routine non-emergency care of mothers and newborns. The authors say that their new recommended ways of tracking quality of newborn care "will contribute to improving the quality of maternal and newborn care in low- and middle-income countries, helping to meet Millenium Development Goals 4 and 5."



Source: Eurekalert

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