Summary of the practice guideline 'Miscarriage' (second revision) from the Dutch College of General Practitioners (NHG)

J A M van Balen, S Flikweert, M Wieringa-de Waard, A de jonge, Tj Wiersma, A N Goudswaard

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The NHG practice guideline 'Miscarriage' provides guidelines for the diagnosis and management of pregnant women with vaginal bleeding during the period up to and including the 16th week after the first day of the last menstruation. The guideline has been revised on the basis of the developments over the last few years. The most important modifications are: In case of an imminent miscarriage, more consideration than before is given to the patient's preference with regard to ultrasonography, expectant management and curettage. The GP should therefore discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these options with the patient. A midwife was involved in the formulation of the new guideline. Referral from a GP to a midwife for transvaginal ultrasonography is offered as one of the possibilities. The paragraph on 'information' has been expanded on the basis of the results of a patient focus group.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Place of PublicationNetherlands
PublisherBohn Stafleu van Loghum Bv.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0028-2162
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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NameNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde


  • *spontaneous abortion/di [Diagnosis]
  • *spontaneous abortion/dm [Disease Management]
  • *spontaneous abortion/su [Surgery]
  • Netherlands
  • clinical practice
  • curettage
  • echography
  • general practice
  • general practitioner
  • human
  • informed consent
  • midwife
  • practice guideline
  • review
  • vagina bleeding/dm [Disease Management]

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