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Table 1 Average time between events (hours: minutes) for women undergoing caesarean deliveries

From: Using direct clinical observation to assess the quality of cesarean delivery in Afghanistan: an exploratory study

  Women admitted for routine labor Women admitted for a complication
  Observed (n = 19 ) Record review (n = 20 ) Observed (n = 10 ) Record review (n = 14)
From arrival to first evaluation 00:11 00:17 00:03 00:19
From arrival to complication detected 02:01 06:24 00:58 02:27
From complication detected to decision for CS 00:24 01:00a 01:03 00:31
From decision for CS to skin incision 01:11 00:58a 00:40 00:51b
From skin incision to delivery 00:07 00:16a 00:07 00:08 b
Total 07:54 08:55 02:51 04:16
  1. aOne record did not list time of decision for CS, incision or delivery.
  2. bOne record did not list time of incision or delivery, and two did not list time of delivery.