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released: 4 Jul 2016 author: AIHW

Peripartum hysterectomy, a life-saving procedure to stop haemorrhage after giving birth, can have considerable consequences for mothers and their babies. This working paper analyses 11 years of national hospitalisation data to derive the estimated rate of peripartum hysterectomy in Australia in recent years and examine the rates of diagnoses for particular conditions contributing to peripartum hysterectomy. This is part of the National Maternity Data Development Project’s work to develop national data standards for maternal morbidity data items.

ISBN 978-1-74249-945-1; Cat. no. PER 85; 69pp.; $12

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Background
      • Data collection in Australia
      • Aim of the study
      • Structure of the paper
    • 2 Current evidence
      • Incidence
      • Risk factors
      • Significance to maternal mortality and morbidity
    • 3 Methodology
      • Data source
      • Data extraction
      • Analysis
    • 4 Results
      • Overview
      • Rates over time
      • Indications
      • Caesarean section
      • Deaths
    • 5 Discussion
      • Implications of findings
      • Limitations
      • Future research
  • End matter
    • Appendix
    • Glossary
      • Definitions for medical conditions referred to in this report
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2016. Peripartum hysterectomy in Australia: a working paper using the National Hospital Morbidity Database 2003–04 to 2013–14. Cat. no. PER 85. Canberra: AIHW.

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