Review articles are the summary of current state of understanding on a particular research topic. They analyze or discuss research previously published by scientist and academicians rather than reporting novel research results.
Review article comes in the form of systematic reviews and literature reviews and are a form of secondary literature. Systematic reviews determine an objective list of criteria, and find all previously published original research papers that meet the criteria. They then compare the results presented in these papers. Literature reviews, by contrast, provide a summary of what the authors believe are the best and most relevant prior publications.
The concept of "review article" is separate from the concept of peer-reviewed literature. It is possible for a review to be peer-reviewed, and it is possible for a review to be non-peer-reviewed.
Articles on Postnatal care are 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.
Last date updated on September, 2014