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Table 2 Quality of care categories and themes

From: Women's and care providers' perspectives of quality prenatal care: a qualitative descriptive study



Structure of care



Physical setting


Staff and care provider characteristics

Clinical care processes

Health promotion and illness prevention


Screening and assessment


Sharing of information


Continuity of care


Non-medicalization of pregnancy



Interpersonal care processes

Respectful attitude


Emotional support


Approachable interaction style


Taking time

  1. 1 Based on Donabedian's model of quality care