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Type: Journal article
Title: Obstetric litigation is asphyxiating our maternity services
Author: Hankins, G.
MacLennan, A.
Speer, M.
Strunk, A.
Nelson, K.
Citation: Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2006; 107(6):1382-1385
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Issue Date: 2006
ISSN: 0029-7844
1873-233X
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Hankins, Gary D. V.; MacLennan, Alastair H.; Speer, Michael E.; Strunk, Albert JD; Nelson, Karin
Abstract: Obstetric care in the United States, as judged by maternal mortality, neonatal mortality, stillbirth rates, or any other metric, has never been better. Despite this, litigation over "bad outcomes" is threatening the specialty, not only now, but into the future. Despite damage to our specialty, the injured party often benefits little, if at all, from the process. Potential solutions include an emphasis on evidence-based medicine, a qualification and review process for medical experts, and a more rational and fair health court system.
Keywords: Humans; Cerebral Palsy; Risk Factors; Obstetrics; Liability, Legal; Malpractice; Maternal Health Services; United States
Description: Copyright © 2006 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
RMID: 0020061794
DOI: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000220531.25707.27
Published version: http://journals.lww.com/greenjournal/Abstract/2006/06000/Obstetric_Litigation_Is_Asphyxiating_Our_Maternity.26.aspx
Appears in Collections:Obstetrics and Gynaecology publications
Cerebral Palsy Research Group publications

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