Author Interviews, JAMA, OBGYNE, Surgical Research / 29.06.2018
Are Abortions Safer in Ambulatory Surgery Centers Than Medical Offices?
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Sarah CM Roberts, DrPH Associate Professor ObGyn&RS Zuckerberg San Francisco General UCSF MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Thirteen states have laws that require abortions to be provided in Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs); many of these laws apply only in the second trimester. We examined outcomes from more than 50,000 abortions provided in two facility types: Ambulatory Surgery Centers and office-based settings. We found that there was no significant difference in abortion-related complications across facility type; in both settings, about 3.3% had any complication and about 0.3% had a major complication. There also was no significant difference in complications across facility types for second trimester and later abortions. (more…)