The patient perspective: perceptions of the quality of the abortion experience

@article{Altshuler2018ThePP,
  title={The patient perspective: perceptions of the quality of the abortion experience},
  author={Anna L. Altshuler and Natalie S. Whaley},
  journal={Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={2018},
  volume={30},
  pages={407–413}
}
Purpose of review Abortion services are essential in sexual and reproductive health and should be held to the same standards as other health services. Patient (or person)-centeredness is a key dimension of healthcare quality that incorporates the perspectives of patients in care provision. The purpose of this review is to summarize studies published in the last year examining women's experiences with abortion care and to describe facilitators and barriers to person-centered care. Recent… 
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