This paper was presented at the Royal Society of Medicine Forum on Maternity and the Newborn: Ultrasonography in Obstetrics, April 17, 1985.
Controlled Trials of Routine Ultrasound in Pregnancy
Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
Volume 13, Issue 1, pages 22–28, March 1986
How to Cite
Grant, A. (1986), Controlled Trials of Routine Ultrasound in Pregnancy. Birth, 13: 22–28. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-536X.1986.tb00998.x
- Issue published online: 31 MAR 2007
- Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
ABSTRACT: It is uncertain whether the evidence of randomized controlled trials justifies extending diagnostic ultrasonography for specific indication to routine screening in early and late pregnancy. The five such trials analyzed here show different inclusion criteria, outcome variables, trial reporting, and use of ultrasound, which makes them difficult to aggregate. They do not collectively form an adequate basis for deciding whether to recommend early or late ultrasound pregnancy screening on a routine basis.