Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage

Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage, a new report from AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program, identifies interventions for management of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH).

The report found that standards of care for treating the condition vary among health care professionals, particularly in emergency situations. PPH accounts for nearly one-quarter of all maternal pregnancy-related deaths. Many studies have suggested that deaths associated with PPH could be prevented with prompt recognition and more timely and aggressive treatment by health care professionals.

The report says further research is needed to examine all interventions for PPH management, especially treatment with interventions using drugs, which as first-line therapies are the most frequently used.

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Page last reviewed May 2015
Internet Citation: Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage. May 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/ehc-newreview.html