Table 6

Rates of diagnoses of major surgical morbidity outcomes by study group

OUTCOMESGENERAL PRACTITIONERS N = 1448 %*SPECIALISTS N = 4344 %*
Major puerperal infection1.60.8
Cardiac arrest0.30.4
Repeat operation0.20.1
Ileus or bowel obstruction0.20.05
Shock or hypotension0.10.2
Repeat operation for hemorrhage0.10.1
Postpartum hemorrhage requiring hysterectomy0.10.1
Death0.070.02
Sepsis00.02
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation00
Septic or fat embolism00
TOTAL2.5 1.6
  • * Percentages do not add to 100 because some patients had more than 1 major morbidity.

  • P < .05 relative to specialists.