Emergency transportation interventions for reducing adverse pregnancy outcomes in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review protocol

Focus Areas: Care-seeking behavior
Content Type: Published articles
Author(s): John Ehiri1, Halimatou Alaofè, Ibitola Asaolu, Joy Chebet, Ekpereonne Esu and Martin Meremikwu
Published: April 2018
Transportation interventions seek to decrease delay in reaching a health facility for emergency obstetric care and are, thus, believed to contribute to reductions in such adverse pregnancy and childbirth outcomes as maternal deaths, stillbirths, and neonatal mortality in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, there is limited empirical evidence to support this hypothesis. The objective of the proposed review is to summarize and critically appraise evidence regarding the effect of emergency transportation interventions on outcomes of labor and delivery in LMICs.

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