Considering abortion: a 12-month audit of records of women contacting a Pregnancy Advisory Service
Heather J Rowe, Maggie Kirkman, E Annarella Hardiman, Shelley Mallett, Doreen A Rosenthal
MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2009
OBJECTIVE: To characterise the demographic and psychosocial circumstances of women contacting Victoria's largest public pregnancy advisory service (PAS). DESIGN AND SETTING: Audit of PAS electronic records for the 12 months from 1 October 2006 to 30 September 2007. De-identified data were extracted from a comprehensive electronic database used for recording consultations. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Summary statistics and measures of association. RESULTS: During the 12 months, 5462 women contacted PAS; records were created for 3827 women, and data were available in more than 80% of records for 77% (13/17) of items. Over half of the women receiving pregnancy support from PAS (60%) were 18-29 years..View full abstract
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The project was supported by an Australian Research Council (ARC) linkage grant, LP0667968, and is a collaboration between the Key Centre for Women's Health in Society, University of Melbourne, the Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, and VicHealth. We thank staff of the Pregnancy Advisory Service for their invaluable assistance.