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Contribution of Placenta Accreta to the Incidence of Postpartum Hemorrhage and Severe Postpartum Hemorrhage

Mehrabadi, A.; Hutcheon, J.A.; Liu, S.; Bartholomew, S.; Kramer, M.S.; Liston, R.M.; Joseph, K.S.

doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000479493.59129.32
Epidemiologic Reports, Surveys

(Obstet Gynecol. 2015;125:814–821)

An unexplained increase in postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) has occurred in high-income countries over the past 2 decades. Although the rate of atonic PPH has increased by 29%, factors known to increase the risk for hemorrhage other than placenta accreta are unable to explain the overall increase. The purpose of this study was to quantify how the rate of PPH is affected by the presence of placenta accreta.

Maternal Health Study Group of the Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada

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