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Table 4 Good practice indicators measured with surveys to mothers or health professionals

From: Construction and pilot test of a set of indicators to assess the implementation and effectiveness of the who safe childbirth checklist

Indicator description Type of indicator Data source
1 Percentage of women whose partner is informed and encouraged to be present at the birth Process Questionnaire to mothers
2a Frequency of availability of inputs for attention to the mother immediately before childbirth Structure Questionnaire to health professionals
3a Frequency of availability of inputs for care of the newborn immediately after childbirth Structure
4b Percentage of newborns with immediate skin to skin contact Process Questionnaire to mothers
5b Percentage of newborns starting breastfeeding right after birth Process
6 Percentage of women informed about family planning before discharge Process
7 Percentage of women and/or partners informed about the mother warning signs to ask for help Process
8 Percentage of women who know at discharge the visits that must be made (them and the newborn) and the place to turn to revisions Process
9 Percentage of women and/or partners informed about the warning signs of the newborn to ask for help Process
  1. aThey could be measured also by observation; bThey could be measured also from medical records