Maternal post natal hospital readmission-trends and association with mode of delivery

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/128273
Title:
Maternal post natal hospital readmission-trends and association with mode of delivery
Authors:
Ade-Conde, JA; Alabi, O
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Jan-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/128273
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The aim of this study is to examine the trend in maternal postnatal readmission within six weeks of discharge from childbirth hospitalisation. It is a retrospective review of the maternity computer records system, patient’s clinical notes and HIPE data base. All women who delivered babies weighing >500g and/e 24 weeks gestational age at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Ireland from 1st January 2005 to 31st December 2008 who were re-hospitalised within six weeks of discharge from hospital following child birth were included in the study. A total of 15782 women were delivered over the four year study period. Of these, 236 were readmitted. A series of chi-square analysis were conducted to assess the difference in readmission rates between the year 2008-86(2.03%) and the years 2005-51(1.46%), 2006-39(1.01%) and 2007-60(1.42%). The readmission rate was found to be significantly higher in 2008 compared with the three preceding years. Complications of Caesarean section and secondary postpartum haemorrhage following spontaneous vaginal delivery constitute the major indications for readmission.
Keywords:
POSTNATAL CARE; HOSPITAL CARE; MATERNITY SERVICE
Local subject classification:
ACUTE HOSPITALS
Sponsors:
Reproduced with permission from Irish Medical Journal

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAde-Conde, JAen
dc.contributor.authorAlabi, Oen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-18T09:44:01Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-18T09:44:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-01-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/128273-
dc.descriptionThe aim of this study is to examine the trend in maternal postnatal readmission within six weeks of discharge from childbirth hospitalisation. It is a retrospective review of the maternity computer records system, patient’s clinical notes and HIPE data base. All women who delivered babies weighing >500g and/e 24 weeks gestational age at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Ireland from 1st January 2005 to 31st December 2008 who were re-hospitalised within six weeks of discharge from hospital following child birth were included in the study. A total of 15782 women were delivered over the four year study period. Of these, 236 were readmitted. A series of chi-square analysis were conducted to assess the difference in readmission rates between the year 2008-86(2.03%) and the years 2005-51(1.46%), 2006-39(1.01%) and 2007-60(1.42%). The readmission rate was found to be significantly higher in 2008 compared with the three preceding years. Complications of Caesarean section and secondary postpartum haemorrhage following spontaneous vaginal delivery constitute the major indications for readmission.en
dc.description.sponsorshipReproduced with permission from Irish Medical Journalen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectPOSTNATAL CAREen
dc.subjectHOSPITAL CAREen
dc.subjectMATERNITY SERVICEen
dc.subject.otherACUTE HOSPITALSen
dc.titleMaternal post natal hospital readmission-trends and association with mode of deliveryen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-
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