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Adverse events in women giving birth in a labor ward: a retrospective record review study.

Skoogh A, Hall-Lord ML, Bååth C, et al. Adverse events in women giving birth in a labor ward: a retrospective record review study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021;21(1):1093. doi: 10.1186/s12913-021-07109-5.

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November 3, 2021
Skoogh A, Hall-Lord ML, Bååth C, et al. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021;21(1):1093.

Improving maternal safety is a priority patient safety issue. Using the Global Trigger Tool, researchers found that nearly three-quarters of adverse events in one labor ward in a Swedish hospital were preventable. Common events included lacerations and anesthesia-related events and often resulted in a prolonged hospital stay.