Adequate maternity staffs (obstetric/gynecologists, midwives, and nurses) at referral hospitals are crucial to manage obstetric complications and to improve maternal outcomes. This study aims to describe the staffing levels and maternal outcomes in selected referral public hospitals in Java region of Indonesia. The data of 8,396 deliveries with live birth and 522 maternity staffs were collected from six referral hospitals in Java, Indonesia. Descriptive statistics were employed to summarize the study subjects. The maternity staffing levels of the study hospitals were relatively sufficient, however, the maternal mortality ratio and the severe maternal outcome ratio are moderately high. Further studies are recommended to understand the effect of staffing and other possible factors on maternal outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)631-636
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019


  • Maternal
  • Midwife
  • Nurse
  • Referral hospital


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