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

@article{Homer2010ANU,
  title={A novel use of a classification system to audit severe maternal morbidity.},
  author={Caroline S. E. Homer and Jennifer J. Kurinczuk and Patsy Spark and Peter Brocklehurst and Marian Knight},
  journal={Midwifery},
  year={2010},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={532-6}
}
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. One… CONTINUE READING

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