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The Impact of Postpartum Hemorrhage on Hospital Length of Stay and Inpatient Mortality: A National Inpatient Sample-based Analysis

Marshall, A.L.; Durani, U.; Bartley, A.; Hagen, C.E.; Ashrani, A.; Rose, C.; Go, R.S.; Pruthi, R.K.

Obstetric Anesthesia Digest: June 2018 - Volume 38 - Issue 2 - p 66–67
doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000532256.61763.3c
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(Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017;217(3):344.e1–344.e6)

Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) has an estimated prevalence of 6% to 11% worldwide and has increased during the 1990s and 2000s in several countries including the United States. PPH is the leading worldwide cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. While the association between PPH and maternal mortality is well established, there is a need for further population-based observational studies to strengthen the epidemiologic evidence for PPH. This study aimed to examine the association between PPH and the outcomes of hospital length of stay (LOS) and inpatient mortality by using a large sample of hospital-based deliveries.

Division of Hematology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

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