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Evidence-based Guideline

The Evidence-based Guideline for the assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) has not only been approved by the National Health and Medical Research Council in Australia, it has been commended internationally by the NIH and incorporated into the NICE guidelines in the UK by the World Health Organization.

Published Journal Articles

Professor Roger Hart on ‘The potential implications of
a PCOS diagnosis on a woman’s long-term health using data linkage’

In 2014, Professor Roger Hart published a landmark paper in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, looking at hospital admissions for patients with polycystic ovary syndrome.  This work showed very significant difference in health outcomes for patients with PCOS versus those who did not have PCOS, this paper has been cited many times and has caused a great stir in the endocrine communities.

The objective of the work was to determine the rate of hospital admissions for women with PCOS in Western Australian population in comparison to women without PCOS. A total of 2566 women within Western Australia with PCOS who were hospitalized from 1997-2011 and 25 660 randomly selected age-matched women without a PCOS diagnosis derived from the electoral roll participated in this study.

This study concluded that PCOS has profound medical implications for the health of women, and health care resources should be directed accordingly.

You can download the full text here [PDF, 237kb].
Title The Potential Implications of a PCOS Diagnosis on a Woman’s Long-Term Health Using Data Linkage
Author/s Roger Hart and Dorota A. Doherty
Journal Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
ISBN/ISSN 0021-972X
Year 2015
Pages 911-919
Volume 100
Full Reference (Harvard Style) Hart, R.J., Doherty, D.A. 2015, ‘The potential implications of a PCOS diagnosis on a woman’s long-term health using data linkage’, JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, 100, pp. 911-919.