The clinical benefit of blood transfusion: a hypothetical experiment based on a nationwide survey of severe maternal morbidity.

@article{Hendriks2013TheCB,
  title={The clinical benefit of blood transfusion: a hypothetical experiment based on a nationwide survey of severe maternal morbidity.},
  author={Jolanda Hendriks and Joost J. Zwart and Ernest Bri{\"e}t and Asher Brand and Jos van Roosmalen},
  journal={Vox sanguinis},
  year={2013},
  volume={104 3},
  pages={234-9}
}
BACKGROUND It is beyond doubt that blood transfusion services have added to the decline in maternal mortality in high-resource countries. To quantify the clinical benefit of red blood cell (RBC) transfusion in obstetric care, we performed a hypothetical experimental study using data from a prospective nationwide cohort of women giving birth in the Netherlands. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Data were abstracted from a nationwide cohort study on severe maternal morbidity, including obstetric… CONTINUE READING

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