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Identifying indicators for quality abortion care: a systematic literature review

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A systematic review was conducted of 13 peer-reviewed articles and eight reports focused on indicators of quality abortion care. A total of 75 indicators of quality abortion were identified; these indicators address a variety of issues including policy, health systems, trained-provider availability, women's decision making, and morbidity and mortality. There is little agreement about indicators for measuring quality abortion care; more work is needed to ensure efforts to assess quality are informed and coordinated.

  • abortion
  • quality
  • indicators
  • literature review

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  • Funding The Packard Foundation provided financial support for this work; views and opinions expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Packard Foundation.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement As this is a literature review, all data are publicly available.

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