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Effect of a collector bag for measurement of postpartum blood loss after vaginal delivery: cluster randomised trial in 13 European countries.

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of the systematic use of a transparent plastic collector bag to measure postpartum blood loss after vaginal delivery in reducing the incidence of severe postpartum haemorrhage. DESIGN: Cluster randomised trial. SETTING: 13 European countries. PARTICIPANTS: 78 maternity units and 25 381 women who had a vaginal delivery. INTERVENTIONS: Maternity units were randomly assigned to systematic use of a collector bag (intervention group) or to continue to visua...

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10.1136/bmj.c293

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Journal:
BMJ
Volume:
340
Pages:
c293
Publication date:
2010-01-01
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EISSN:
1756-1833
URN:
uuid:ebc6ab02-407f-462c-b13c-7ce1c2a71dad
Source identifiers:
269171
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pubs:269171

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