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Significant variation in numbers of women in England undergoing uterine fibroid

 

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Significant variation in numbers of women in England undergoing uterine fibroid

A survey by the Medical Technology Group to explore the provision of and access to uterine fibroid embolisation (UFE) treatment for fibroids, found significant variation between PCTs and acute trusts in the numbers of women undergoing UFE, and a lack of patient involvment in commissioning fibroid treatments.

Uterine artery/fibroid embolisation (UAE/UFE) treatment is a non-surgical interventional radiology treatment which is a less invasive alternative to hysterectomy. The Medical Technology Group conducted a survey to explore the provision of and access to UFE treatment in England and also sought women’s views on the information they were given about treatment for their fibroids. More ….