Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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