Last Updated: 2012-11-05
"Abortion that occurs naturally. Also called miscarriage." (Olds SB et al., 2004).
In Heaman et al. (2012), a spontaneous abortion was determined by the ICD-9-CM codes of 634, 637 or 656.4 or the ICD-10-CA codes of O03 or O36.4.
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.
Term used in
Heaman M, Kingston D, Helewa M, Brownell M, Derksen S, Bogdanovic B, McGowan K, Bailly A.
Perinatal Services and Outcomes in Manitoba.
Manitoba Centre for Health Policy,
2012. [Summary] [Full Report] [Errata] (View)