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Table 4 Number and percent women at the initial audit (n=389) and re-audit (n=88) that attained the standard

From: Improved quality of management of eclampsia patients through criteria based audit at Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Bridging the quality gap

Standard Initial audit Re-audit p-value
  No % No %  
Detailed history and documentation 381 98 87 99 0.57
Management plan by senior staff 297 76 87 99 <0.001
Use of MgSO4 389 100 88 100 1
Initiating drug treatment in severe hypertension 243/245 99 88/88 100 0.40
Specialist review within 2 hours of admission 99 25 34 39 0.018
BP monitored 389 100 88 100 1
Urine for albumin test 236 61 87 99 <0.001
Fluid balance chart should be maintained for 48 hours 385 99 88 100 1
Respiration rate monitored 389 100 88 100 1
Treatment with steroids for lung maturity 3/132 2.0 5/21 24 <0.001
CS within 2 hours of decision 26/78 33 23/38 61 0.005
Full blood count to all admitted patients 108 28 82 93 <0.001
Serum urea and creatinine to all patients 170 44 76 86 <0.001
Liver function test to all patients 16 4 76 86 <0.001
Delivery within 24 hours of admission *235/343 69 *47/75 63 0.40
Deep tendon reflex assessment 2 0.5 6 6.8 <0.001
Proper use of partogram *257/343 75 *68/75 91 0.003
  1. *number observed per delivery.
  2. P-value for Student’s t-test of difference in prevalence between the audits.