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Table 2 Assessment of the presence of information on events after admission (N = 76)

From: Maternal death surveillance and response in Tanzania: comprehensiveness of narrative summaries and action points from maternal death reviews

Variable Frequency Percent
Date of admission 73 96.1
Main reason for admission 75 98.7
Summary of history, physical examination and investigations 70 92.1
Initial diagnosis at admission 67 88.2
Summary of case evolution 72 94.7
Sequence of events of abortion/delivery occurreda 62 95.4%
Indication of surgery writtena 44 95.7
Is there diagnosis made at complications 61 80.3
Treatments given 66 86.8
Time between diagnosis of complication and treatment 49 64.5
Complementary Investigation results presenta 36 47.4
Summary of case evolution (monitoring vital signs, input output, bleeding) 39 51.3
Date of death 73 96.1
Time between complications and death 62 81.6
Cause of death 67 88.2
Pregnancy outcome 67 84.2
bOther information (from community or other centres) 12 15.8
bHow does woman’s position in community affect process after admission 0 0
  1. aOnly for eligible cases
  2. bRemoved from analysis of comprehensiveness