Malpractice experience and the incidence of cesarean delivery: a physician-level longitudinal analysis.

@article{Grant2004MalpracticeEA,
  title={Malpractice experience and the incidence of cesarean delivery: a physician-level longitudinal analysis.},
  author={Darren Grant and Melayne Morgan McInnes},
  journal={Inquiry : a journal of medical care organization, provision and financing},
  year={2004},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={170-88}
}
This study examines the influence of malpractice claims on the practice behavior of a panel of obstetricians in Florida during the period 1992-1995 to determine whether physicians respond to malpractice events by performing more cesareans, consistent with the notion that cesarean sections are employed as "defensive medicine." Findings indicate that clinical… CONTINUE READING