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Quality and efficiency of care for complications of unsafe abortion : a case study from Bangladesh

Johnston, H. B. and Akhter, S. and Oliveras, E.. (2012) Quality and efficiency of care for complications of unsafe abortion : a case study from Bangladesh. International journal of gynecology & obstetrics, Vol. 118, H. Suppl. 2. pp. 141-147.

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Abstract

Treating complications of unsafe abortion can be financially draining for health systems. This analysis assessed incremental health system costs of service delivery for abortion-related complications in the Bangladesh public health system and confirmed that providing postabortion care with vacuum aspiration is less expensive than using dilation and curettage (D&C). Implementing several evidence-based best practices, such as replacing D&C with vacuum aspiration, reducing use of high-level sedation, authorizing midlevel providers to offer postabortion care, and providing postabortion contraceptive counseling and services to women while still at the health facility, could increase the quality and cost efficiency of postabortion care in Bangladesh.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Household Economics and Health Systems Research > Household Health Systems (Mäusezahl)
UniBasel Contributors:Johnston, Heidi
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Harper
ISSN:0020-7292
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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