Report on Malpractice Errors in Obstetrical Care Provides Road Map for Enhanced Patient Safety

side  note: The article below by CRICO Strategies—a patient safety and medical malpractice company owned-by and serving the Harvard medical community since 1976—attempts to unravel the events leading up to an obstetric claim of medical malpractice. What CRICO found was that OB malpractice issues are rarely the result of a single act or omission by a single healthcare provider. Instead it is a series of events that lead to error. CRICO believes that the results of its study can become a road map to enhanced OB patient safety.

Errors in clinical judgment were cited in 77 percent of more than 800 clinically coded obstetrical (OB) medical malpractice cases that were analyzed in a recent study by CRICO Strategies, a patient safety and medical malpractice company owned by and serving the Harvard medical community since 1976.