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A Contemporary Analysis of Medicolegal Issues in Obstetric Anesthesia Between 2005 and 2015

  • May 10, 2018

Researchers mine CBS for insights into contributing factors associated with malpractice claims where obstetric anesthesiology was the primary responsible service.


Researchers investigated the relationship among contributing factors, patient injuries, and legal outcome by analyzing a contemporary cohort of closed malpractice claims in the CRICO Strategies national Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) where obstetric anesthesiology was the principal defendant. Opportunities for practice improvement in the area of severe maternal injury include timely recognition of high neuraxial block, availability of adequate resuscitative resources, and the use of advanced airway management techniques.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Kovacheva VP, MD, Brovman EY, Greenberg P,  Song E,  Palanisamy A, Urman RD. A contemporary analysis of medicolegal issues in obstetric anesthesia between 2005 and 2015. Anesthesia & Analgesia. May 10, 2018 [ahead of print]. http://dx.doi.org/10.1213/ANE.0000000000003395. (Subscription may be required.)

 

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