The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) has released an interim bulletin relating to their investigation into the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy 

The investigation focuses on a case of a 26-year-old year old woman who had a ruptured fallopian tube following a delay in diagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy. 

The initial investigation has focused on her care and identified several safety issues. These will form the basis of the ongoing investigation, focusing on the referral from the emergency department into early pregnancy services and how the provision of these services will help with diagnosis and management. 

Interim bulletins are released to share further details of each investigation, including how it’s met HSIB criteria, the history of the event it relates to, the national context and any identified safety issues.

The HSIB launched its first full investigation in July 2017 and is now conducting 19 full investigations. 

Download the bulletin here