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Estimating partograph utilization and associated factors among health care professionals in Ethiopia: a systematic review and Meta – analysis

Partograph is the prestigious obstetric tool used to monitor labour, predict and follow the progress of labor, maternal and fetal conditions. It allows the health care professionals to increase the frequency of follow up and to prevent prolonged labour, uterine rupture, postpartum hemorrhage, puerperal sepsis, stillbirths, birth asphyxia, and neonatal sepsis. There are various studies on partograph utilization and associated factors in different regions of Ethiopia, they present inconsistent findings and no study was conducted which shows the national estimate of partograph utilization in Ethiopia. Thus, this review was conducted to estimate the national pooled prevalence of partograph utilization and associated factors in Ethiopia.


Asteray Assmie Ayenew and Biruk Ferede Zewudu

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