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Estimated blood loss indicating primary postpartum haemorrhage

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term524208
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 07/03/2014
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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.

Property group:Help on this termBirth event

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National Perinatal Data Development Committee

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Femaleā€”estimated blood loss indicating primary postpartum haemorrhage Health, Standard 07/03/2014

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