Compliance with the published RCOG guidelines in women undergoing hysterectomy for menorrhagia in a district general hospital.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) published guidelines describing the management of menorrhagia in primary and secondary care. In this study, we reviewed retrospectively, the compliance with these guidelines in women who underwent a hysterectomy for menorrhagia over a 3-year period in a District General Hospital. Case notes were reviewed for 22 women in whom the uterus was reported normal on histology. There was a high level of compliance in clinical assessment before hysterectomy. Nearly 70% of women received some form of medical treatment, however only 50% were offered endometrial ablation. Compliance was high in imparting information about the risk factors of hysterectomy and in administering thromboprophylaxis.
Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Blackpool, UK.
SourceJournal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 27:2 2007 Feb pg 171-3
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Pub Type(s)Journal Article