The relationship delay in referral with maternal mortality Dr. M. Djamil central general hospital Padang

Ibnu Razi Mulya Hasjmy(1*), Ferdinal Ferry(2), Hafni Bachtiar(3)

(1) Prodi Program Pendidikan Dokter Spesialis Obstetri dan Ginekologi Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Andalas RSUP Dr. M. Djamil Padang
(2) Sub Division of Social Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Andalas University, Dr. M. Djamil Central General Hospital Padang
(3) Public health Department, Faculty of Medicine, Andalas University, West Sumatera, Indonesia
(*) Corresponding Author



Introduction: Maternal mortality is maternal death during pregnancy, childbirth, and 42 days after delivery. Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) is the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. There was an increase in MMR in Indonesia on 2012 compared to 2007 which is 228 per 100,000 population. There were 17 maternal deaths at Dr. M. Djamil Hospital throughout 2019. Delay in referral can cause death for both mother and infant

Objectives: This study aims to determine the relationship between delay in referral and maternal mortality in obstetric emergencies that came to the emergency unit at Dr. M. Djamil Hospital, Padang.

Methods: This study used a cross-sectional comparative study design conducted on 90 pregnant women who visited Dr. M. Djamil Padang Hospital from January - February 2021. All data were then analyzed using univariate and bivariate analysis with appropriate statistical tests.

Results: The mean age of the study subjects was 25.34 ± 5.99 years old with 12.21% of sample were nullipara, 21.27% primipara, 61.83% multipara, and 4.58% grande multipara. From the questionnaire, 54.3% were late to refer. From the medical records, it was found that in the group who died, 94.5% experienced a delay in referral and bivariate analysis showed a relationship between late referral and maternal mortality (p = 0.000).

Conclusion: There is a significant relationship between late referral and maternal mortality at Dr. M. Djamil Central General Hospital Padang

Keywords: Maternal Mortality Rate; late referrals; pregnant women

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