A comparison of obstetric and nonobstetric anesthesia malpractice claims.

@article{Chadwick1991ACO,
  title={A comparison of obstetric and nonobstetric anesthesia malpractice claims.},
  author={Henry Chadwick and Karen L. Posner and Robert A. Caplan and Roberta J. Ward and Frederick W. Cheney},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={1991},
  volume={74 2},
  pages={242-9}
}
Malpractice claims filed against anesthesiologists for care involving obstetric (OB) anesthesia (n = 190) were taken from the American Society of Anesthesiologists' Closed Claims Database and compared to claims not involving OB cases (n = 1351). The most common complications in the OB claims were (percentage of all OB claims): maternal death (22%), newborn brain damage (20%), and headache (12%). In contrast, the most common complications in the nonobstetric (non-OB) group were (percentage of… CONTINUE READING

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