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The Pictorial Blood Loss Assessment Chart (PBAC)

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

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Description:

The Pictorial (Picturial) Blood Loss Assessment Chart (PBAC) is an attempt to get a semiquantitative measure of menstrual blood loss that is simple and inexpensive to perform. The score is proportional, but not necessarily equivalent to, the blood volume in mL (Higham et al, 1990). It can be used to monitor a patient over time, together with the patient's hemoglobin.

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