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WHO Multicountry Survey on Maternal and Newborn Health Research Network

Published:
Mar. 2014
Type:
Staff Publication
Topic:
Postpartum Hemorrhage
Authors:
Blum, Jennifer, Sheldon, Wendy R., Winikoff, Beverly Sheldon, W., Blum, J., Vogel, J., Souza, J., Gülmezoglu, A., Winikoff, B.

A secondary analysis of cross-sectional data was conducted to better understand clinical practice, risks, and maternal outcomes associated with postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). The analysis included approximately 275,000 women in 28 countries. The team concluded that even among health care facilities that report having the ability to provide all essential obstetric care, disparities remain in the incidence of severe outcomes among women with PPH.

Postpartum haemorrhage management, risks, and maternal outcomes: findings from the World Health Organization Multicountry Survey on Maternal and Newborn Health. BJOG. 2014 Mar;121 Suppl 1:5-13.

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