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Academic Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences, 2022, 3(2); doi: 10.25236/AJMHS.2022.030202.

Application of FOCUS-PDCA in Management of Patients after Induced Abortion


Jialan Chen1, Xin Shen1, Fan Wang1, Lihong Chen1, Qinfeng Liu2

Corresponding Author:
Qinfeng Liu

1Gynecology Department, Shaanxi Provincial People's Hospital, Xi’an, Shaanxi 710068, China

2Medical Equipment Management Department, Shaanxi Provincial People's Hospital, Xi’an, Shaanxi 710068, China


Objective To explore the effect of FOCUS-PDCA applied in the management of patients after induced abortion. Methods A total of 2930 patients undergoing induced abortion in Shaanxi Provincial People's Hospital from January 2019 to December 2020 were enrolled in the study, who were divided into control group and observation group in chronological order. The control group was given routine preoperative education and postoperative management, while the observation group introduced the FOCUS-PDCA program on the basis of the conventional process. The contraceptive knowledge level, PAC related knowledge (including the precautions of nursing after induced abortion and the harm of induced abortion to female reproductive health), recovery rate of sexual life and repeated abortion rate were observed and compared between two groups. Results The familiarities of contraceptive knowledge and PAC related knowledge in observation group were significantly improved compared with that before intervention (P < 0.05), the recovery rate of sexual life within 1 month after surgery decreased (P<0.05), and repeated abortion within 1 year of follow-up also decreased (P<0.05). Conclusion FOCUS-PDCA can significantly improve the quality of long-term management of induced abortion patients, which is worthy of promotion in clinic.


FOCUS-PDCA, Induced abortion, Patient management

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Jialan Chen, Xin Shen, Fan Wang, Lihong Chen, Qinfeng Liu. Application of FOCUS-PDCA in Management of Patients after Induced Abortion. Academic Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences (2022) Vol. 3, Issue 2: 9-13. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJMHS.2022.030202.


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