Journal of Women's Health Care

Journal of Women's Health Care
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0420


Adamu H

Adamu H


  • Research Article
    Expenditure on Emergency Obstetric Care in a Federal Tertiary Institution in Nigeria
    Author(s): Adamu Aisha N, Adamu H, Isa AY and Zubairu SAdamu Aisha N, Adamu H, Isa AY and Zubairu S

    Background: Emergency obstetric care services form an integral part of the strategies for the prevention of maternal morbidity and mortality. Access is sometimes hindered by cost. This study was designed to investigate expenditure on inpatient care for obstetric emergencies. Materials: A total of 138 postpartum women attended to over a 3-month period were interviewed using a structured questionnaire. SPSS 16.0 computer package was used to analyse the data. Method: It was a cross-sectional study conducted at Federal Medical Centre, Birnin-Kebbi, Nigeria. Data on sociodemographic characteristics and expenditure on various aspects of care for the obstetric emergency was obtained from respondents and their husbands. Results: Mean age of respondents was 25.6yrs (range 14-45 yrs). Most were mul.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-0420.1000134

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