Resource impact statement

No significant resource impact is anticipated

The NICE guideline on ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage: diagnosis and initial management is an update to the original guideline published in December 2012 and replaces it. The evidence on the use of ultrasound to diagnose ectopic pregnancy and the use of expectant management for people with ectopic pregnancy has been reviewed.

We do not expect this update to the guideline to have a significant impact on resources; that is:

  • the resource impact of implementing any single guideline recommendation will be less than £1 million per year in England (or £1,800 per 100,000 population) and
  • the resource impact of implementing the whole guideline in England will be less than £5 million per year (or £9,100 per 100,000 population).

Where clinical practice changes as a result of this update to the previous NICE guideline, there will not be a significant change in resource use because the population size is small.

Services for ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage are commissioned by clinical commissioning groups. Providers are NHS hospital trusts.


This page was last updated: 17 April 2019