|October 2007 · Vol. 19, No. 10
FOCUS ON PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY
There is no gold standard for decision-to-incision time
Don’t accommodate plaintiff’s attorneys who have reinvented an intended guideline as a requirement!
Just over 95% of babies delivered in more than 31 minutes had none of the six adverse outcomes studied
Don’t settle a case in which you’ve been accused of a bad outcome just because a C-section wasn’t begun in less than 30 minutes
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Albert Einstein Medical Center, and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa.
Chief of Gynecologic Surgery, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pa.
The authors report no financial relationships relevant to this article.