Surgery rate for heavy menstrual bleeding varies widely across England and Wales, audit findsBMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4893 (Published 30 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4893
- Anna Sayburn
An audit of NHS hospital care for women with heavy menstrual bleeding found wide variation in treatment, with the proportion of women having surgery ranging from 20% in some NHS trusts to 60% in others.1
The audit was carried out from 2010 to 2014 in NHS hospitals in England and Wales. It covered two main areas: an organisational audit of all NHS trusts in England and Wales, which looked at referral patterns, protocols for management of heavy menstrual bleeding, and what happened in practice; and an audit of patient reported outcomes, which surveyed 8000 women about their symptoms and quality of life at their first appointment.2 …
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