Term: Abortion

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-11-05


"Loss of pregnancy before the fetus is viable outside the uterus; miscarriage." (Olds, SB. et al., 2004).

For a list of abortion and ectopic pregnancy diagnosis and procedure/intervention codes used in Brownell et al. (2008) see the Abortion_Ectopic_Preg_Diagnosis_and_Proc_Interv_Codes-CHA-2008.pdf document.

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  • Olds SB, London ML, Wieland PA, Davidson MR. Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Women's Health Care. 7th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education Inc. 2004.(View)

Term used in 

  • Brownell M, De Coster C, Penfold R, Derksen S, Au W, Schultz J, Dahl M. Manitoba Child Health Atlas Update. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2008. [Summary] [Full Report] [Data extras] (View)
  • Heaman M, Kingston D, Helewa M, Brownell M, Derksen S, Bogdanovic B, McGowan K, Bailly A. Perinatal Services and Outcomes in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] [Errata] (View)