From: Emergency transportation interventions for reducing adverse pregnancy outcomes in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review protocol
1. STUDY DESIGN
A) Randomized controlled trial
B) Non-randomized comparative trial
C) Cohort study
D) Case-control (including studies with historical control group)
E) Controlled before and after study
F) Cross-sectional study with comparative analysis of subsets of exposed (cases) and unexposed (controls).
2. STUDY PARTICIPANTS
A) Women in the pre- to post-natal phase of pregnancy? (and/or)
B) Infants associated with the pregnancy?
3. STUDY INTERVENTION
A) Transportation interventions for emergency obstetric care
Provision of any of the following where none existed prior:
• Any form of ground transportation (bicycle, motorcycle, oxcart, ambulance, etc.)
• vouchers/subsidies for transportation
• loans, or sets up a system of pooled funds
A) Did the control receive additional support for transportation?
*5. OUTCOME MEASURES
A) Were any of the following pregnancy-related outcomes reported?
• Stillbirth and/or neonatal mortality rates
• Maternal mortality rates,
• Care-seeking, referral rates,
• Reduced delay in access to care,
• Facility delivery rates,
• Costs-benefit analysis/cost-effectiveness
7. COMMENTS /REASONS FOR EXCLUSION