The study site was MCRH in Bulawayo, which is the second largest city in Zimbabwe, lying in the western part of the country.
The instrument was pre-tested with the obstetric records of five cases and ten controls admitted with severe pre-eclampsia/ eclampsia at MCRH during 1994.
The census data included information on annual admissions, deliveries, live births and maternal deaths obtained from the 1995, 1996 and 1997 MCRH registers.
Approval for the research was requested from and granted by the Medical Research Council of Zimbabwe and the MCRH authorities.
Standard of maternity care rendered to patients with severe pre-eclampsia/eclampsia at MCRH
The standard of maternity care was evaluated by examining implemented interventions that were recorded as care received by the women suffering from severe pre-eclampsia/eclampsia at MCRH.
9 percent) underwent caesarean sections in accordance with policy guidelines of MCRH.