Economic evaluation of diagnosing and excluding ectopic pregnancy.

@article{Wedderburn2010EconomicEO,
  title={Economic evaluation of diagnosing and excluding ectopic pregnancy.},
  author={Catherine J. Wedderburn and Pop Warner and Belinda Graham and William Colin Duncan and Hilary O D Critchley and Andherbert W. Horne},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2010},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={
          328-33
        }
}
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy in women presenting in early pregnancy is often protracted, relying on costly investigations that are psychologically burdensome to the patient. The aim of this study was to evaluate the financial costs to the health services in Scotland of the current methods used to diagnose and exclude ectopic pregnancy, and compare these with that of a theoretical single diagnostic serum biomarker. METHODS We conducted a retrospective cost-description analysis… CONTINUE READING

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