Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Comparative effectiveness, safety and acceptability of medical abortion at home and in a clinic: a systematic review

Thoai D Ngo, Min Hae Park, Haleema Shakur & Caroline Free

Volume 89, Number 5, May 2011, 360-370

Table 4. Acceptability of home-based and clinic-based medical abortion in studies included in systematic review comparing home-based and clinic-based medical abortion

Study Satisfied or highly satisfied with method (%)
Would choose method again (%)
Would recommend method to a friend (%)
H C MD H C MD H C MD
Akin et al. 20049 NR NR NR 94.0 44.4 49.6 NR NR NR
Bracken et al. 200624 90.6 90.3 0.3 95.6 40.4 55.2 NR NR NR
Bracken et al. 201025 90.7 92.3 −1.6 95.3 67.1 28.2 NR NR NR
Dagousset et al. 200426 98.5 72.2 26.3 77.5 59.5 18.0 78.8 50.67 28.13
Elul et al. 2001,27 Viet Nam 91.0 87.0 4.0 93.0 33.0 60.0 NR NR NR
Elul et al. 2001,27 Tunisia 94.0 91.0 3.0 96.0 69.0 27.0 NR NR NR
Hajri et al. 200428 96.3 89.4 6.9 96.5 89.4* 7.1 97.2 92.5* 4.7
Karki et al. 200929 88.3 97.2 −8.9 90.7 93.2 −2.5 92.9 98.6 −5.7
Ngoc et al. 200430 83.6 91.4 −7.8 96.1 38.5 57.6 NR NR NR
Provansal et al. 200931 98.0 92.9 5.1 91.1 79.6* 11.5 89.1 85.0 4.1

C, clinic; H, home; MD, mean difference; NR, not reported; *P < 0.05.