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Limits of “Skills And Drills” Interventions to Improving Obstetric and Newborn Emergency Response: What More Do We Need to Learn?

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(Published December, 2016)
Ricca, J.T. (Author)
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A “skills and drills” intervention in 4 hospitals in Karnataka, India, produced modest improvement in provider knowledge and skills but not in actual response to obstetric and newborn emergencies. We explore possible explanations, which include (1) the need for a more intensive intervention; (2) other weaknesses in the health system; and (3) behavioral or organizational barriers related to hierarchical structures, roles, and team formation

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Ricca J. Limits of "Skills And Drills" Interventions to Improving Obstetric and Newborn Emergency Response: What More Do We Need to Learn? Global health, science and practice. 2016;4(4):518-21.