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Table 4 Decline in duration of the birth admission in NSW from 1999 to 2004, by occurrence of adverse maternal outcome and postpartum haemorrhage (PPH)

From: Trends in adverse maternal outcomes during childbirth: a population-based study of severe maternal morbidity

  Total length of stay (days)  
  1999 (84,934 women) 2004 (81,381 women) Decline in length of stay 1999–2004 No of days (% change)
All women 364,820 280,238 -84,582 (-23.2%)
   No severe morbidity 357,745 274,039 -83,706 (-23.4%)
   PPH, no severe morbidity 21,220 16,812 -4,408 (-20.8%)
   Any severe morbidity 7,075 6,199 -876 (-12.4%)
   PPH with severe morbidity 3,782 3,508 -274 (-7.2%)