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Women with polycystic ovary syndrome admitted to hospital twice as often, study finds

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h539 (Published 30 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h539
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have more than twice the number of hospital admissions unrelated to obstetric problems or injury compared with women without the condition, a retrospective study of women in Western Australia has shown.1

Researchers analysed health records for 2566 women aged 15 and over who had been diagnosed with PCOS and 25 660 randomly selected age matched women without PCOS. They looked at …

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