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Assessment of the quality of prenatal care: a contribution to reduce maternal mortality

Grant number: 10/03177-0
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2010
Effective date (End): August 31, 2011
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nursing
Principal Investigator:Fabiana Villela Mamede
Grantee:Fabiana Villela Mamede
Host: Gina Higginbottom
Home Institution: Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto (EERP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : University of Alberta, Canada  

Abstract

Introduction: When evaluating the quality of care, user satisfaction is a targeted goal. The assessment of the quality of services for prenatal care through the satisfaction of women is an indicator to identify critical incidents in service delivery and therefore reveal ways to improve the quality of care. The characterization of the satisfaction of women as an instrument to assess the quality of prenatal care has not yet had a different evaluation process in health in Brazil, only by the number of prenatal care sessions and early prenatal care. However, both the satisfaction of pregnant women and their assessment may show some differences in the quality of prenatal care. The results of research aimed at evaluating the satisfaction of users of prenatal care can bring changes to the women health care systems and processes and contribute to the reduction of maternal and neonatal morbidity. Objective: To review the scientific literature available on the satisfaction of women as an indicator of quality assurance of prenatal care received and the reduction of maternal mortality. Methods: Systematic Literature Review/Meta-analysis aiming to answer the following question: How does the satisfaction of women regarding received prenatal care can contribute to reducing maternal mortality? Data analysis will follow meta-analysis steps. (AU)