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Pre-eclampsia Diagnosis and Treatment Options: A Review of Published Economic Assessments

Although there is no proven effective method to prevent pre-eclampsia, early identification of at-risk women could enhance appropriate application of antenatal care, management, and treatment. Very little is known about the cost effectiveness of tests for pre-eclampsia, mainly because there is no clear treatment path. The aim of this particular study was to provide a comprehensive overview of the existing evidence on the health economics of screening, diagnosis, and treatment options in pre-eclampsia.

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Standards for Improving Quality of Maternal and Newborn Care in Health Facilities

For mothers and newborns, the period around childbirth is the most critical for saving the maximum number of lives and preventing stillbirths. The WHO elaborated a global vision where ‘every pregnant woman and newborn receives quality care throughout pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period’ under the umbrella of Universal Health Coverage and quality.’ These guidelines are meant to provide clinical standards of care, effective interventions, quality measures, and the relevant research and capability building.

This framework contains eight domains of quality of care that should be assessed, improved and monitored within the context of the health system building blocks. Within this framework and in line with the Organization’s mandate, six strategic areas have been identified as a basis for a systematic, evidence-based approach to providing guidance for improving the quality of maternal and newborn care.

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