The systematic review consisted of 14 studies (n=12,101). The search consisted only of English language studies from 1965 to 2012 in which ectopic pregnancy was the final diagnosis with 100 or more patients per article. The summary prevalence of ectopic pregnancy was 15% (95% CI, 10-22%) in women presenting with abdominal pain or vaginal bleeding.
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Crochet JR, et al. Does This Woman Have an Ectopic Pregnancy? The Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review. JAMA.2013;309(16):1722-1729. PMID [ 23613077 ]