Reducing Obstetric Hemorrhage: Recommendations from the National Partnership for Maternal Safety
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Am Fam Physician. 2015 Oct 1;92(7):643.
Obstetric hemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality, and rates are on the rise in the United States. A consensus bundle, with recommendations for reducing and managing obstetric hemorrhage and improving overall maternal care, has been published by the National Partnership for Maternal Safety. The partnership included the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology, the American College of Nurse-Midwives, the American Association of Blood Banks, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
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