Obstetrics and Gynecology International / 2020 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Maternal Deaths due to Obstetric Haemorrhage in Dodoma Regional Referral Hospital, Tanzania

Table 4

Contributing factors to the deaths (N = 23).

CharacteristicN%

Delayed referral626
Delay in performing caesarean section at DRRH313
Delays in managing uterine atony at DRRH417
Inadequate skills in repairing deep vaginal tears and lacerations at DRRH29
Delay in recognising ruptured uterus at DRRH29
Inadequate skills in performing caesarean section at DRRH14
Inadequate preparations in patients with the possibility of developing PPH (abruptio placentae, IUFD) at DRRH417
A complicated caesarean section in a patient with AIDS and a lot of adhesions14

Delayed referral, delay in managing uterine atony, inadequate management of IUFD and abruptio placentae, and delays in performing caesarean section at DRRH contributed to most of these deaths.