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Table 3 Comparison of the APNCU and CTP tool

From: The development and application of a new tool to assess the adequacy of the content and timing of antenatal care

  Tool
  APNCU CTP
Based on ACOG NICE* and National guideline**
Adequate Initiation of Care Yes Yes
Adequate number of visits at term gestation Yes No
Adequate content of care   
   Number and timing of ultrasounds No Yes
   Number and timing of blood pressure No Yes
   Number and timing of blood tests No Yes
Applicable in high risk pregnancies No Yes
  1. APNCU = Adequacy of Prenatal Care Use Index
  2. CTP = Content and Timing of care in Pregnancy tool
  3. ACOG = American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists [39]
  4. *National institute for Health and Clinical Excellence [44]
  5. **National guideline for prenatal care, Federaal Kenniscentrum voor Gezondheidszorg [40] (Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre)