Major obstetric haemorrhage in Metro East, Cape Town, South Africa: a population-based cohort study using the Maternal Near Miss approach [post]

2019 unpublished
Major obstetric haemorrhage is a leading cause of maternal mortality and accounts for one-third of maternal deaths in of Africa. This study aimed to assess the population-based incidence, causes, management and outcomes of major obstetric haemorrhage and risk factors associated with poor maternal outcome. Methods: Women with major obstetric haemorrhage who met the WHO Maternal Near-Miss criteria or died in the Metro East region, Cape Town, South Africa, were evaluated from November
more » ... vember 2014-November 2015. Major obstetric haemorrhage was defined as haemorrhage in pregnancies of at least 20 weeks' gestation or occurring up to 42 days after birth, and leading to hysterectomy, hypovolaemic shock or blood transfusion of ≥5 units of Packed Red Blood Cells. A logistic regression
doi:10.21203/rs.2.13861/v2 fatcat:nvtsxw5lanhjzcvfht3wtyxjum