More units dedicated to women presenting with miscarriage are needed

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7352.1526 (Published 22 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1526
  1. Susan Logan, specialist registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology,
  2. Julie Browne, medical student,
  3. Siladitya Bhattacharya (ogy167@abdn.ac.uk), senior lecturer
  1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD

    EDITOR—Luis et al report that most women with miscarriage choose expectant management and that over 80% will require no surgical intervention.1 Their population was monitored for up to 46 days, with 60% of all miscarriages and 72% of missed or anembryonic pregnancies requiring follow up for over one week. They conclude that as complications were minimal patients should be encouraged to persevere with expectant management. These results look promising, but two important issues—the role of the dedicated miscarriage unit and infective …

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