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Table 6 Use of interventions for prevention and treatment of major obstetric complications

From: Maternal Near Miss and quality of care in a rural Rwandan hospital

Interventions n (%)
Prevention of PPH
 Target population: women giving birth in health facilities 4131
 Oxytocin 3862 (93.5 %)
Treatment of severe PPH
 Target population: women with severe PPH 134
 Oxytocin 97 (72.4 %)
 Ergometrine 105 (78.4 %)
 Misoprostol 44 (32.8 %)
 Other uterotonics 62 (46.3 %)
 Removal of retained products 18 (13.4 %)
 Artery ligation 7 (5.2 %)
 Hysterectomy 4 (2.9 %)
 Abdominal packing 8 (5.9 %)
 Cases with SMO 52 (38.8 %)
 Mortality 3 (2.2 %)
Anticonvulsants for Eclampsia
 Target population: women with eclampsia 53
 Magnesium sulfate 52 (98.1 %)
 Other anticonvulsant 8 (15.1 %)
 Any anticonvulsant 53 (100 %)
 Cases with SMO 24 (50.9 %)
 Mortality 4 (7.5 %)
Prevention of cesarean-related infection
 Target population: women undergoing cesarean 1442
 Prophylactic antibiotic during cesarean 1409 (97.6 %)
Treatment for sepsis
 Target population: women with sepsis 38
 Parenteral therapeutic antibiotics 18 (47.4 %)
 Cases with SMO 6 (15.8 %)
 Mortality 2 (5.3 %)
Ruptured uterus
 Target population: women with ruptured uterus 15
 Laparotomy after 3 h of hospital stay 2 (13.3 %)
 Cases with SMO 12 (80.0 %)
 Mortality 1 (6.7 %)
  1. Abbreviations: PPH postpartum hemorrhage, SMO severe maternal outcome