Postoperative outcome of caesarean sections and other major emergency obstetric surgery by clinical officers and medical officers in Malawi

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Chilopora G et al

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Number of pages: 6
Publication date: 2007
Languages: English

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This study aimed at validating the advantages and disadvantages of delegation of major obstetric surgery to non-doctors.

Clinical officers perform the bulk of emergency obstetric operations at district hospitals in Malawi. The postoperative outcomes of their procedures are comparable to those of medical officers. Clinical officers constitute a crucial component of the health care team in Malawi for saving maternal and neonatal lives given the scarcity of physicians.

Bibliography: Chilopora G et al Postoperative outcome of caesarean sections and other major emergency obstetric surgery by clinical officers and medical officers in Malawi. Human Resources for Health 2007, 5:17.