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Table 2 Procedure characteristics

From: Patient satisfaction and wait times following outpatient manual vacuum aspiration compared to electric vacuum aspiration in the operating room: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic Electric vacuum aspiration (EVA) n = 90 Manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) n = 48 P
EBL 10.0 (0.0–50.0) 20.0 (20.0–25.0) 0.05
Length of the procedure 10.0 (8.0–13.0) 20.0 (15.0–25.0) <0.001
Time in the OR (EVA) or office (MVA) 32.5 (27.0–37.0) 130 (115–165) <0.001
Concomitant IUD insertion 0 (0.0) 7 (33.3) 0.002
Sharp curettage used 24 (26.7) 1 (2.1) <0.001
Indication <0.001
Missed abortion 47 (52.2) 7 (14.6)  
Induced abortion 35 (38.9) 28 (58.3)  
rPOC after spontaneous abortion 4 (4.4) 9 (18.8)  
rPOC after induced abortion 1 (1.1) 3 (6.3)  
Other 3 (3.3) 1 (2.1)  
Patient wait times <0.001
   < 2 h 13 (14.9) 36 (76.6)  
26 h 7 (8.1) 3 (6.4)  
612 h 3 (3.5) 1 (2.1)  
   > 12 h 64 (73.6) 7 (14.9)  
Patient left hospital/office after decision was made and returned for the procedure 84 (94.4) 13 (27.7) <0.001
  1. Data are shown as median (interquartile range) or n (%)
  2. IUD intrauterine device, rPOC retained products of conception