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Postpartum haemorrhage occurrence and recurrence: a population-based study

Jane B Ford, Christine L Roberts, Jane C Bell, Charles S Algert and Jonathan M Morris
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (12): 731.
Published online: 16 June 2008

In reply: Safety and appropriateness are important principles underlying the provision of health care. Maternity care in Australia requires that women are offered care in an environment that is appropriate to their level of risk. Such a risk-management approach requires accurate data to inform the process, including accurate identification of women who may access local services as well as those who may benefit from higher levels of care. The aim of our study was to present risk estimates of recurrent postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) to better inform decision making by both clinicians and women about subsequent pregnancies.

  • Jane B Ford1
  • Christine L Roberts1
  • Jane C Bell1
  • Charles S Algert1
  • Jonathan M Morris2

  • 1 Kolling Institute of Medical Research, Northern Clinical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Northern Clinical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: jford@med.usyd.edu.au

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