Improving obstetric hemorrhage morbidity by a checklist-based management protocol; a quality improvement initiative.

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Summary of "Improving obstetric hemorrhage morbidity by a checklist-based management protocol; a quality improvement initiative."

Postpartum hemorrhage is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Institutions are encouraged to have a standardized approach to the management of obstetric hemorrhage. The purpose of this quality improvement project was to investigate postpartum hemorrhage associated morbidity before and after implementing an obstetric hemorrhage checklist-based protocol.


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Name: European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology
ISSN: 1872-7654
Pages: 166-172


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