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Table 2 PPH volume, admission to intensive care, hysterectomy and length of stay

From: Reduction in massive postpartum haemorrhage and red blood cell transfusion during a national quality improvement project, Obstetric Bleeding Strategy for Wales, OBS Cymru: an observational study

  Jan-Jun 2017 Jul-Dec 2017 Jan-Jun 2018 Jul-Dec 2018
PPH ≥1000 mL: n (/1000 maternities) 1386 (91.2) 1480 (92.6) 1412 (95.7) 1490 (98.3)
PPH ≥1500 mL: n (/1000 maternities) 547 (36.0) 588 (36.8) 530 (35.9) 544 (35.9)
PPH ≥2000 mL: n (/1000 maternities) 228 (15.0) 232 (14.5) 228 (15.5) 209 (13.8)
PPH ≥2500 mL: n (/1000 maternities) 97 (6.4) 92 (5.8) 76 (5.2) 74 (4.9)
Admission to intensive care for PPH: n (/1000 maternities) 10 (0.66) 12 (0.75) 9 (0.61) 6 (0.40)
Hours in intensive care for PPH: n (/1000 maternities) 322.3 (21.2)a 290 (18.1) 180 (12.2) 124 (8.2)
Hysterectomy associated with PPH: n (/1000 maternities) 5 (0.33) 3 (0.19) 8 (0.54) 3 (0.20)
Length of hospital stay (days) for women with PPH ≥1500 mL: Med (IQR), range 2.09 (1.37–3.27)
0.08–13.3
2.01 (1.29–3.22)
0.02–13.3
2.12 (1.45–3.23)
0.12–26.6
2.11 (1.44–3.20)
0.05–28.9
  1. Legend: The number of PPHs (/1000 maternities) between 1000 and 1499 mL was 55.2, 55.7, 59.8 and 62.4 in each six-month period. a one woman spent 168 h on intensive care between January and June 2017