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Research Article

Applying the Maternal Near Miss Approach for the Evaluation of Quality of Obstetric Care: A Worked Example from a Multicenter Surveillance Study

Table 4

Distribution of study centers according to structure indicators and level of performance of care.

Structure indicator@Level of performance
AdequateNonadequate

Type of ICU*
 Obstetric 5 (29)2 (20)0.68#
 Only general ICU9 (53)5 (50)>1#
 None3 (18)3 (30)0.64#
Level of complexity>1#
 Secondary3 (18)2 (20)
 Tertiary14 (82)8 (80)
Geographic region 0.06#
 North, Northeast,
 and Center-West
5 (29)7 (70)
 Southeast and South12 (71)3 (30)
Level of government *
 Municipal2 (12)2 (20)0.61#
 State5 (29)4 (40)0.68#
 Federal7 (41)3 (30)0.69#
 Nonpublic3 (18)1 (10)>1#
Total17 (100)10 (100)

The following indicators were not taken into account: teaching hospital; blood bank; neonatal ICU and round the clock anesthetic available, due to the fact that almost all centers had these indicators.
*Chi-square test not applicable for general comparison.
#Fisher Exact Test.
value adjusted for cluster effect.