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Critical Care of the Obstetric Patient 

Critical Care of the Obstetric Patient
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Critical Care of the Obstetric Patient
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Michael J. Paech

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10.1093/med/9780199733804.003.0236
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date: 19 July 2018

Resource Allocation and Maternal Morbidity 392

Recognizing and Assessing the Sick Parturient 394

The Anesthesiologist’s Role in Critical Care 396

Maternal Mortality 398

While most women enjoy an uneventful and uncomplicated labor and delivery, a small percentage of women suffer complications or have coexisting disease requiring a significantly higher level of care. Such women benefit from the resources of an intensive or critical care unit (ICU), or a high-dependency unit (HDU). Women who might otherwise have died or suffered severe morbidity (without luck and/or good care) include those who suffer: ...

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