The main objective of this project was to develop and test a supervision instrument and corresponding guidelines to collect information about postabortion care (PAC) services and to provide constructive feedback to service providers and program managers. The instrument and guidelines were designed to be used by technical supervisors to monitor performance and engage providers in continuous quality improvement of PAC services. As part of the project activities, existing postabortion care supervision practices were reviewed and analyzed, and, during a one-week workshop in December 2002, an international technical committee produced a first version of the instrument and guidelines. These materials were tested during a four-month period, and several limitations were identified at that time. A group of technical advisors met in Mexico City in May 2003 to develop a second version that focused on the essential information needed to monitor quality of PAC services and use instructions for a supportive supervision process.
Brambila, Carlos. 2004. "Developing a supervision instrument for postabortion care in Guatemala, Bolivia and Mexico," FRONTIERS Final Report. Washington, DC: Population Council.
Frontiers in Reproductive Health