Management of Incomplete Abortion as an Outpatient Procedure
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Between 800 and 1,200 cases of abortion are seen annually at Harare Hospital, Salisbury. Prior to 1st February, 1969, all cases of incomplete abortion were routinely admitted to the gynecological ward for observation and further treatment. In 1967, for example, 533 cases of abortion were seen during the six-month period 1st February to 31st of July. Of these, 396 were classified as non-septic and 137 as septic. All 533 patients were hospitalized, the average duration of stay in hospital being four days.