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Secondary Prevention/Early Treatment of Postpartum Hemorrhage: An Innovative New Model For PPH Management

This one-page document summarizes community-level research showing ‘secondary prevention’ —a novel approach to PPH management whereby only women who bleed more than average after childbirth are given a preemptive treatment dose of misoprostol— to be a feasible non-inferior alternative strategy to universally medicating all women who deliver with prophylaxis.

The article on which this summary is based is published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Raghavan et al. 2015) and is available here

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