Postnatal care is one of the recommended interventions to reduce the maternal and newborn deaths during postpartum period. Women delivering in a health facility should remain for observation for the first-24-hour period, and those who deliver at home need close observation as well, preferably by a Skilled Birth Attendant (SBA). The postnatal period is the time from delivery of baby till the first 42 days. Risks of maternal and newborn deaths are greatest during the first 24 to 48 hours after birth. Therefore, Providing Postnatal Care (PNC) to recently delivered mothers is quite essential during this period.
The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
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