Table G.4What is the appropriate model for service organisation and delivery of EPAUs?

Bibliographic informationReason for exclusion
Acharya,G., Morgan,H., Outcome of failed pregnancies managed in an early pregnancy unit, International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 74, 211-213, 2001No outcomes of interest reported - there are no details of the organisation of the EPAU reported
Bourne,T., Condous,G., Rationalising acute gynaecology services: is it time to move away from ‘stand-alone’ early pregnancy units?, Best Practice and Research in Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 23, 575-576, 2009Opinion piece with no data reported
Bradley,E., Hamilton-Fairley,D., Managing miscarriage in early pregnancy assessment units, Hospital Medicine (London), 59, 451-456, 1998Non-systematic review, with no primary data reported
Condous,G., Enough is enough! Time for a new model of care for women with early pregnancy complications, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 48, 2-4, 2008No primary data reported
Draycott,T.J., Read,M.D., The role of early pregnancy assessment clinics, Current Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 6, 148-152, 1996No reported outcomes of interest
Haider,Z., Condous,G., Khalid,A., Kirk,E., Mukri,F., Van,Calster B., Timmerman,D., Bourne,T., Impact of the availability of sonography in the acute gynecology unit, Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 28, 207-213, 2006No relevant outcomes reported - clinical outcomes refer to an AGU that women attended prior to be referred to an EPAU
Jones,K., Pearce,C., Organizing an acute gynaecology service: equipment, setup and a brief review of the likely conditions that are managed in the unit. [20 refs], Best Practice and Research in Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 23, 427-438, 2009Non-systematic review with no primary data reported
Mongelli,M., Re: Management of women referred to an acute gynecology unit: impact of an ultrasound-based model of care, Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 35, 757-758, 2010Letter with no primary data reported
Moore,J., Early pregnancy units and problems in early pregnancy, Current Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 16, 327-332, 2006Non-systematic review with no primary data reported
Nikcevic,A.V., Development and evaluation of a miscarriage follow-up clinic, Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 21, 207-217, 2003Wrong intervention - evaluates miscarriage counselling services not assessment in early pregnancy
O'Rourke,D., Wood,S., The early pregnancy assessment project: the effect of cooperative care in the emergency department for management of early pregnancy complications, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 49, 110-114, 2009Wrong setting - this study was evaluating the introduction of an early pregnancy protocol into an Emergency Department
Pearce,C., Easton,K., Management of complications in early pregnancy, Nursing Standard, 19, 56-64, 2005Review with no primary data reported
Rotheray,K.R., Woo,W.W., Graham,C.A., An early pregnancy assessment clinic combined with emergency physician ultrasound reduces admissions, Emergency Medicine Australasia, 22, 194-, 2010Letter with no reported outcomes of interest
Tamizian,O., Arulkumaran,S., Bleeding in early pregnancy, Current Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 11, 70-77, 2001Non-systematic review with no primary data reported
Wan,Y., Edi-Osagie,E., New directions in the provision of acute gynaecology services for non-pregnant women in the UK, International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, #19th FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics Cape Town South Africa. Conference Start, S635-, 2009Wrong population - assesses services provided for non-pregnant women
Wren,J., Craven,B., A cost-effectiveness study of changing medical practice in early pregnancy, British Journal of Clinical Governance, 4, 148-154, 1999No reported outcomes of interest

From: Appendix G, Excluded studies

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