Visual estimation versus gravimetric measurement of postpartum blood loss: a prospective cohort study

@article{Kadri2010VisualEV,
  title={Visual estimation versus gravimetric measurement of postpartum blood loss: a prospective cohort study},
  author={Hanan M. F. Al Kadri and Bedayah K. Al Anazi and Hani M. Tamim},
  journal={Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2010},
  volume={283},
  pages={1207-1213}
}
PurposeOne of the major problems in international literature is how to measure postpartum blood loss with accuracy. We aimed in this research to assess the accuracy of visual estimation of postpartum blood loss (by each of two main health-care providers) compared with the gravimetric calculation method.MethodsWe carried out a prospective cohort study at King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia between 1 November 2009 and 31 December 2009. All women who were admitted to labor and… CONTINUE READING

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