How Malpractice Insurance Is Driving Defensive Medicine in Obstetrics

side note: This article examines how medical malpractice insurers are driving defensive medicine in obstetrics. It  makes poignant the difference between assurance and avoidance behavior in the delivery room. It also illuminates how the almost-universal expectation that child delivery will have a perfect outcome leads to giant malpractice verdicts and huge medical malpractice insurance premiums for OB/Gyns.

Consider the explosion in the rate of C-sections and inductions. They satisfy the requirements of assurance behavior.

Reducing adverse outcomes? Check.
Deterring medical malpractice claims? Check.
Pre-empting liability? Check.

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