Access to transport for women with hypovolemic shock differs according to weeks of pregnancy. Our objective was to examine whether women with hypovolemic shock secondary to obstetric hemorrhage are transported to referral hospitals differently depending on weeks of pregnancy in Zambia. In a retrospective study, transport type, wait time, and transit time were assessed for women with obstetric hemorrhage and hypovolemic shock transported from 26 primary health centers to three referral hospitals during 2007-2012. A mean arterial pressure of less than 60mm Hg was used to indicate severe shock. Women were split into two categories on the basis of the number of weeks of pregnancy (<24weeks vs ≥24weeks).
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