Table G.3What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of early pregnancy assessment units (EPAUs) compared with other models of service provision in improving women's clinical and psychological outcomes? – Cost effectiveness literature review

Bibliographic informationReason for exclusion
Condous, G., Ectopic pregnancy--risk factors and diagnosis, Australian Family Physician, 35, 854-857, 2006This is not an economic evaluation
Wren, J., Craven, B., A cost-effectiveness study of changing medical practice in early pregnancy, Clinical Performance and Quality Health Care, 7, 172-177, 1999This is a cost analysis and not an economic evaluation. It does not consider the impact on clinical effectiveness of the intervention and has a number of important limitations even as a cost analysis, e.g. no consideration of uncertainty, unit costs poorly described and not sourced

From: Appendix G, Excluded studies

Cover of Ectopic Pregnancy and Miscarriage
Ectopic Pregnancy and Miscarriage: Diagnosis and Initial Management in Early Pregnancy of Ectopic Pregnancy and Miscarriage.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 154.
National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (UK).
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