Using Quality of Maternity Care Data

In the current global effort to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and universal health coverage (UHC), maternity care is squarely in the center. Since the year 2000 coverage of facility delivery and skilled birth attendance increased, while the maternal mortality ratio decreased, at rates slower than hoped for, partially because of inadequate quality of care.


The Oslo Research Network on Sexual and Reproductive Health would like to discuss different perspectives on measuring quality of care and how to utilize that information to best affect practitioners and policy makers, both in Norway and Globally. Specific aims of this seminar includes:

  1. How can quantitative and qualitative researchers design and present quality of care information to be intelligible, useful, meaningful and complementary to one another?
  2. How can researchers design and present quality of care data to be most useful to practitioners of maternity care?
  3. How can researchers design and present quality of care data to be most meaningful and useful for impacting policy makers and decision-making processes? 

Schedule and agenda

Time Topic Presenter


Prof. Johanne Sundby (UiO)


Measuring Quality of Care: Quantitative methods

Ingrid Friberg (FHI)
10:20-10:40 Measuring Quality of Care: Quanlitative methods Andrea Solnes Miltenburg (UiO)
10:40-11:00 Discussion: Complementarity of quality of care Methods  
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break


Using quality of care in practise   Prof. Ellen Blix (Oslo Met)
11:35-11:55 Translating data into policy Berit Austveg
11:55-12:15 Discussion: maximizing research data in practice  
12:15-13:00 Lunch


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Tags: Sexual and reproductive health, quality of care, Global health
Published Sep. 27, 2018 11:56 AM - Last modified Apr. 11, 2019 8:47 AM