Abortion clinics fail to meet standardsBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7321.1088/b (Published 10 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1088
- Zosia Kmietowicz
The first national audit of abortion services in England and Wales has shown that most clinics are failing to meet at least one of the standards set out by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
The survey, which was carried just before the publication of the college's guidelines in March 2000, showed that more than a third of clinics failed to meet targets for assessing and treating women and two thirds were not offering the full range of treatment options.
The guidelines recommend …