Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage: Current State of the Evidence

In: Comparative Effectiveness Review Summary Guides for Clinicians [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2007–.


This is a summary of a systematic review evaluating the evidence regarding the potential benefits and harms of medical and/or surgical strategies used to manage postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). Strategies for preventing PPH were not addressed in the review. The systematic review included 68 unique studies published from 1990 to November 2014. The full report, listing all studies, is available at This summary is provided to assist in informed clinical decisionmaking. However, reviews of evidence should not be construed to represent clinical recommendations or guidelines.

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  • Review