Estimated blood loss indicating primary postpartum haemorrhage
Identifying and definitional attributes
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Estimated volume of abnormal or excessive blood loss from the genital tract within the first 24 hours postpartum.
A blood loss of 500 mls is the usual minimum amount for identification of postpartum haemorrhage however a woman’s haemodynamic instability is also taken into account, meaning that a smaller blood loss may be significant in a severely compromised woman. A loss of 1,000 mls or more is considered major or severe although definitions of severity vary.
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Source and reference attributes
National Perinatal Data Development Committee
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Female—estimated blood loss indicating primary postpartum haemorrhage
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