Jill Durocher

Results from a study using misoprostol for management of incomplete abortion in Vietnamese hospitals

May 22nd, 2013
Staff Publication
Incomplete Abortion
Shochet, Tara, Winikoff, Beverly, Blum, Jennifer, Ngoc, N.T., Hai, P.T., Dung, D.L., Nhan, T.T.

This study investigated the use of 400 mcg sublingual misoprostol for uterine evacuation following incomplete abortion. In addition to evaluating efficacy and acceptability, the study sought to demonstrate the applicability of this method in lower level settings. Findings include high rates of success and satisfaction and suggest a clear path for task shifting post-abortion care from physicians to lower- or midlevel providers.

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