Journal article

Is outpatient hysteroscopy the new gold standard? Results from an 11 year prospective observational study

Tony Ma, Emma Readman, Lauren Hicks, Jenny Porter, Melissa Cameron, Lenore Ellett, Kate Mcilwaine, Janine Manwaring, Peter Maher

AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In Australia, gynaecologists continue to investigate women with abnormal bleeding and suspected intrauterine pathology with inpatient hysteroscopy despite some evidence in the literature that that there is no difference in safety and outcome when compared to an outpatient procedure. AIMS: This prospective study assessed the safety, effectiveness and acceptability of outpatient hysteroscopy over 11 years at a tertiary hospital in Australia. Resource savings were then calculated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective database was analysed from March 2003 to January 2014 (130 months, 990 women). RESULTS: Successful hysteroscopic access was obtained in 94% of cases. Twenty-six percent..

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