EXPLAINED: State Regulations on Abortion Facilities

Dr. Sarah Roberts, of the University of California San Francisco, explains the most up-to-date research on state regulations on abortion facilities.

For more information, watch the extended lecture version and download the video companion materials.

The following links provided the research used in this video:

  • Roberts SCM, Beam N, Liu G, Upadhyay UD, Leslie DL, Ba D, Kerns JL. Miscarriage Treatment-Related Morbidities and Adverse Events in Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, and Office-Based Settings. J Patient Saf. 2018 Dec 3. doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000553. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30516583. 
  • Roberts SCM, Upadhyay UD, Liu G, Kerns JL, Ba D, Beam N, Leslie DL. Association of Facility Type With Procedural-Related Morbidities and Adverse Events Among Patients Undergoing Induced Abortions. JAMA. 2018 Jun 26;319(24):2497-2506. doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.7675. Erratum in: JAMA. 2018 Jul 24;320(4):409. PubMed PMID: 29946727; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6583042.
  • Berglas NF, Roberts SCM. The development of facility standards for common outpatient procedures and implications for the context of abortion. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 Mar 27;18(1):212. doi: 10.1186/s12913-018-3048-3. PubMed PMID: 29580284; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5870078.
  • Berglas NF, Battistelli MF, Nicholson WK, Sobota M, Urman RD, Roberts SCM. The effect of facility characteristics on patient safety, patient experience, and service availability for procedures in non-hospital-affiliated outpatient settings: A systematic review. PLoS One. 2018 Jan 5;13(1):e0190975. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0190975. eCollection 2018. Review. PubMed PMID: 29304180; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5755935.