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Analysis of primary care management of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy

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Review of: Gadsby R et al. Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy and resource implications: the NVP Impact Study. Br J Gen Pract 2018. doi:10.3399/bjgp18X700745 [Epub ahead of print 17 Dec 2018].

Key learning points

  • A guideline on the management of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) and hyperemesis gravidarum was published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) in 2016.

  • Based on limited data collected between 2014 and 2015, the authors of an observational study concluded that there was variation in treatment of NVP across primary care practices.

  • The impact of the publication of the RCOG guideline was not assessed.

An observational retrospective study assessed primary care records on the management of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP).1

Overview

This observational, retrospective study was conducted in a Clinical Commissioning Group area in England.1 Eight general practitioner (GP) …

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