Journal article

Accuracy of postpartum haemorrhage data in the 2011 Victorian Perinatal Data Collection: Results of a validation study

Margaret Flood, Wendy Pollock, Susan J McDonald, Mary-Ann Davey

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology | WILEY | Published : 2018


BACKGROUND: The postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) rate in Victoria in 2009 for women having their first birth, based on information reported to the Victorian Perinatal Data Collection (VPDC), was 23.6% (primiparas). Prior to 2009 PPH was collected via a tick box item on the perinatal form. Estimated blood loss (EBL) volume is now collected and it is from this item the PPH rate is calculated. Periodic assessment of data accuracy is essential to inform clinicians and others who rely on these data of their quality and limitations. AIMS: This paper describes the results of a state-wide validation study of the accuracy of EBL volume and EBL-related data items reported to VPDC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: P..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Ms Flood was the recipient of an APA scholarship during the period of research and preparation of this manuscript. We gratefully acknowledge the following generous benefactors: La Trobe University School of Nursing and Midwifery, Nurses Memorial Centre and Australian College of Midwives, Victorian Branch.