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Table 2 Description of maternal and perinatal indicators of the care of patients referred from HFPS to FVL in obstetric emergencies by implementation period

From: Experience of a telehealth and education program with maternal and perinatal outcomes in a low-resource region in Colombia

Characteristics Period 1, N = 102
N (%)
Period 2, N = 148
N (%)
Adverse Maternal outcomes 52 (51.0) 70 (47.3)
ICU admission 44 (43.1) 51 (34.5)
ICU/Obstetric ICU length of stay 2 (2–4) 2 (1–4)
HCOU admission 100 (98.0) 145 (97.9)
HCOU length of stay 3 (2–4) 3 (2–4)
PPH 11 (10.8) 13 (8.8)
Need for blood and blood components 12 (11.8) 7 (4.7)
Need of major surgery for PPH 4 (3.9) 1 (0.7)
Eclampsia 7 (6.9) 2 (1.3)
Hypertensive crisis 23 (22.5) 29 (19.6)
Maternal Near Miss mortality 41 (40.2) 66 (44.6)
Perinatal outcomes
Newborn weight
  < 2500 g 67 (65.7) 104 (70.3)
  > 2500 g 35 (34.3) 44 (29.7)
NICU admission 49 (48.0) 75 (50.7)
NICU length of stay 5 (3–13) 6 (4–9)
Perinatal mortality 13 (12.7) 4 (2.7)
 Antepartum 4 (30.8) 1 (25.0)
 Intrapartum 4 (30.8) 0 (0)
 Postpartum 5 (38.5) 3 (75.0)
  1. The results are expressed as the median (IQR) or number (%)
  2. PPH Postpartum hemorrhage, PPROM Preterm prelabour rupture of membranes, ICU Intensive Care Unit, HCOU High Complexity Obstetric Unit, NICU Neonatal Intensive Care Unit