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Table 2 Indicators measuring the effects of PAC

From: Effects of implementing a postabortion care strategy in Kinshasa referral hospitals, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Strategic components of the PAC Indicators measuring effects Operational definition
Awareness of the population Proportion of patients admitted for induced-abortion complications Proportion of patients diagnosed as having induced-abortion complications among all gynecologic obstetric emergencies
Proportion of cases of pelviperitonitis Proportion of cases of pelviperitonitis at admission among all types of induced-abortion complication
Proportion of other varieties of abortion complications Proportion of cases of hemorrhage, endometritis, pelvic abscess, and sepsis diagnosed at admission among all induced-abortion complications
Acquisition of clinical skills Frequency of adequate manual vacuum aspiration Frequency of intrauterine manual vacuum aspirations performed by a trained provider
Frequency of dilatation-curettage Frequency of curettage performed by a trained provider
Treatment of complications of induced abortion Duration of hospitalization Number of days between admission and discharge among survivors
Mortality following complications of induced abortion Proportion of deaths among patients admitted for an induced-abortion complication
Counseling on family planning Proportion of patients who received a modern contraceptive method Proportion of patients who received a modern contraceptive method (contraceptive implant, patch, intrauterine device, contraceptive pill,…) after treatment of the induced-abortion complication