Can midlevel health-care providers administer early medical abortion as safely and effectively as doctors? A randomised controlled equivalence trial in Nepal.

@article{Warriner2011CanMH,
  title={Can midlevel health-care providers administer early medical abortion as safely and effectively as doctors? A randomised controlled equivalence trial in Nepal.},
  author={I K Warriner and Duolao Wang and Nguyen Thi My Huong and Kusum Thapa and Anand Tamang and Iqbal Shah and DavidT. Baird and Olav Meirik},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2011},
  volume={377 9772},
  pages={1155-61}
}
BACKGROUND Medical abortion is under-used in developing countries. We assessed whether early fi rst-trimester medical abortion provided by midlevel providers (government-trained, certified nurses and auxiliary nurse midwives) was as safe and effective as that provided by doctors in Nepal. METHODS This multicentre randomised controlled equivalence trial was done in fi ve rural district hospitals in Nepal. Women were eligible for medical abortion if their pregnancy was of less than 9 weeks (63… CONTINUE READING
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