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Obstetric ultrasound in family practice: the effect of on-site ultrasound facilities.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21263992     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
At a time of controversy about the appropriate use of obstetric ultrasound, this study explores the effect of availability on ultrasound use. Using a historical cohort design with chart review, pregnancy ultrasound rates were compared between two teaching family-medical centres, one with on-site ultrasound facilities and one without. Pregnant patients at the centre with on-site facilities (n=23) were 2.2 times more likely (p<0.05) to have an ultrasound scan than patients (n=20) cared for at the centre without facilities. At both centres, patients who had one ultrasound scan stood a 50% chance of having another. The implications for family medicine training are discussed.
Authors:
R P Strasser; M J Bass
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian family physician Médecin de famille canadien     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0008-350X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Fam Physician     Publication Date:  1987 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0120300     Medline TA:  Can Fam Physician     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2505-8     Citation Subset:  -    
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