Key clinical point: Indicators of maternal morbidity decreased after a postpartum hemorrhage checklist was implemented.
Major finding: Severe postpartum hemorrhage rates fell from 18% to 9% (P = .035).
Study details: A prospective pre/post implementation study of 297 women experiencing postpartum hemorrhage.
Disclosures: The study authors reported no relevant financial conflicts of interest.
Source: Smith R et al. ACOG 2018, Abstract 26R.
Smith R et al. Annual clinical and scientific meeting of the American Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 2018, Abstract 26R.
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