Practice in prescribing emergency contraceptives in A and E departments varies

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7125.149 (Published 10 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:149
  1. B Nathan, Senior registrara,
  2. G Evans, Clinical directora,
  3. J McKeever, Consultantb
  1. a Accident and Emergency Department, Bromley Hospital, Kent BR2 9AJ
  2. b Accident and Emergency Department, Greenwich Hospital, London SE10 9HE

    Editor—The management of patients who present to accident and emergency departments requiring emergency contraception remains controversial and inconsistent. From a total of 400 consultants in accident and emergency medicine in the United Kingdom we randomly selected 130 and sent a questionnaire about prescription of the emergency contraceptive pill. Altogether 102 consultants …

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