Maternal death reviews

Percent of maternal deaths occurring in the facility that were audited.

Number of maternal deaths occurring in a health facility that were reviewed.

Total number of maternal death in facilities.

Community deaths, facilities, major administrative regions.

Need for a clear definition of what qualifies as a “review”. This may or may not include actions taken, if these can be measured objectively.

See also: Percent of facilities that conduct case review/audits into maternal death/near miss

Specific monitoring with routine facility information systems

Hospital records and audit reports

This indicator contributes to the measurement of facility management performance, such as the existence and use of administrative systems to maintain and improve health service provision.

Health information systems, Health workforce, Human resources, Supervision, Facility management, Maternal health

World Health Organization (WHO). Consultation on Improving Measurement of the Quality of Maternal, Newborn and Child Care in Health Facilities.; 2013.

World Health Organization (WHO). 2015 Global Reference List of 100 Core Health Indicators.; 2015.


Further information and related links

Consultation on Improving measurement of the quality of maternal, newborn and child care in health facilities. Geneva: World Health Organization/Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health; 2013.

Keeping promises, measuring results. Commission on information and accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2011 (Retrieved from

Filed under: Facility management , Health information systems , Health workforce , Human resources , Maternal health , Supervision
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