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A novel use of a classification system to audit severe maternal morbidity.

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OBJECTIVE: obstetric haemorrhage remains a significant cause of maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide and is significant in terms of patient safety and quality of care. One drastic outcome of haemorrhage is the need for peripartum hysterectomy. A classification system that can be used to audit severe events such as peripartum hysterectomy would be a useful adjunct to patient safety systems, but it would need to account for pre-existing risk factors, such as previous caesarean section. O...

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10.1016/j.midw.2010.03.010

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
NPEU
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
NPEU
Role:
Author
More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
NPEU
Role:
Author
Journal:
Midwifery More from this journal
Volume:
26
Issue:
5
Pages:
532-536
Publication date:
2010-10-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1532-3099
ISSN:
0266-6138
Language:
English
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pubs:236793
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uuid:8f9379c7-cc8d-496f-9fd7-086f81800315
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pubs:236793
Source identifiers:
236793
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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