Availability of basic essential obstetric care and availability of comprehensive essential obstetric care

Two process indicators related to the availability of essential obstetric care are recommended as assessment tools to gauge national and global progress in reduction of maternal mortality:

I Availability of basic essential obstetric care (BEOC) I

The number of facilities with functioning basic essential obstetric care per 500 000 population Numeraton Number of facilities with functioning basic care X 500 000 | Denominator Total population _|

I Availability of comprehensive essential obstetric care (CEOC) ^

The number of facilities with functioning comprehensive essential obstetric care per 500 000 population

Numerator Number of facilities with functioning basic care X 500 000 | Denominator Total population _|

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