Factors that predict low hematocrit levels in the postpartum patient after vaginal delivery.


OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to provide a viable alternative to routine postpartum hematocrit measurement, by a determination of the clinical risk factors that identify patients with anemia and an examination of the resulting cost savings. STUDY DESIGN In this retrospective review, cases (postpartum hematocrit level, <26%; subgroup hematocrit… (More)

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