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Table 2 MPDSR tools and protocols (n = 38)

From: Implementation of maternal and perinatal death surveillance and response system among health facilities in Morogoro Region: a descriptive cross-sectional study

Item YES n (%) NO n (%)
There are written policies, guidelines or protocols regarding the practice of MPDSR 11 (29) 27 (71)
Data collection forms are available 37 (97) 1 (3)
Tools include causes of deaths 35 (92) 3 (8)
Tools include modifiable factors for the cause of death 35 (92) 3 (8)
Tools include a place to follow up on actions taken 3 (8) 35 (92)
Attendance is mandatory 20 (53) 18 (47)
Death review meetings is held at the stated interval 1 (3) 37 (97)
Data trends are displayed or shared 0 (0) 38 (100)
Evidence of change based on recommendation arising from death review findings 0 (0) 38 (100)
Unique persons who take a specific effort in promoting death reviews, including management, professionals, driving forces 38 (100) 0 (0)
The coordinator(s) have other responsibilities (e.g. information officer. I.Q.I. focal point, etc.) 38 (100) 0 (0)
Clear leader(s) involved in establishing and championing death reviews 36 (95) 2 (5)
Has anyone in facility or district leadership signed a commitment or undertaken an agreement that s/he would ensure that MPDSR is implemented in the facility? 0 (0) 38 (100)
The facility in charge chairs the MPDSR meeting 21 (55) 17 (45)
Evidence that staff have received MPDSR training in the past year 0 (0) 38 (100)