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