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Correction to: Cost of hospital care of women with postpartum haemorrhage in India, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda: a financial case for improved prevention

The Original Article was published on 22 January 2021

Correction to: Reprod Health (2021) 18:18 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12978-020-01063-x

Following publication of the original article [1], the authors identified some errors in the text. The corrected text parts are mentioned below:

Abstract

The mean cost of care of a woman experiencing PPH in the study sites in India, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda exceeded the cost of care of a woman who did not experience PPH by between 10 and 180%.

Our results indicate an increased cost of bleeding of up to 2.8 times that for birth without bleeding.

Results

This increase ranged from 10% in the Uganda site to 180% at one of the Nigerian sites (Page 5 of 8, column 1).

Two of the sites studied showed increases exceeding 100% in cost of care for PPH cases over no PPH with all three formulas (Page 6 of 8, column 1).

Discussion

Our results quantify the increased cost of managing women with PPH of up to 2.8 times that of a birth without PPH although there was variability across settings (Page 6 of 8, column 1).

We demonstrated that in facilities across the four countries included in the study, the cost of care of a woman who experienced PPH was higher than the cost of care of a woman with no PPH, the ratio varying from 1.1 times higher (in Uganda) to 2.8 times higher (in a hospital in Nigeria), so that the ratio of costs depended on the setting (page 7 of 8).

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    Theunissen F, Cleps I, Goudar S, Qureshi Z, Owa OO, Mugerwa K, Piaggio G, Gülmezoglu AM, Nakalembe M, Byamugisha J, Osoti A, Mandeep S, Poriot T, Gwako G, Vernekar S, Widmer M. (2021) Cost of hospital care of women with postpartum haemorrhage in India, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda: a financial case for improved prevention. Reprod Health. 2021;18:18. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12978-020-01063-x.

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Theunissen, F., Cleps, I., Goudar, S. et al. Correction to: Cost of hospital care of women with postpartum haemorrhage in India, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda: a financial case for improved prevention. Reprod Health 18, 57 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12978-021-01110-1

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