We undertook a qualitative interview study of women's and their partners' experiences of severe pregnancy complications. Across the care pathway, women identified a number of examples of good practice that made an important difference to their recovery. There were some areas where women felt the quality of care could be improved, for example during points of transition between higher level and routine care or from hospital to the community. Longer-term support and counselling were felt to be particularly valuable, and yet not always universally available. These results emphasise the importance of integrated quality care across the whole patient pathway.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||BJOG-An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
|Issue number||Suppl 4|
|Early online date||18 Sep 2014|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2014|
- Experiences of care
- near miss
- severe maternal morbidity
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- School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition, Health Services Research Unit (HSRU) - Professor in Health Services Research