BMC Res Notes 2021 May 4;14(1):167. Epub 2021 May 4.
The University of Sydney Northern Clinical School, Women and Babies Research, C/O University Department of O&G, Level 5, Douglas Building, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW, 2065, Australia.
Objective: Hospital data are a useful resource for studying pregnancy complications, including bleeding-related conditions, however, the reliability of these data is unclear. This study aims to examine reliability of reporting of bleeding-related conditions, including anaemia, obstetric haemorrhage and blood disorders, and procedures, such as blood transfusion and hysterectomy, in coded hospital records compared with obstetric data from two large tertiary hospitals in New South Wales.
Results: There were 36,051 births between 2011 and 2015 included in the analysis. Read More