Stemming the Standard-of-Care SPRAWL: Clinician Self-Interest and the Case of Electronic Fetal Monitoring

Kayte Spector-Bagdady*, Raymond De Vries, Lisa Hope Harris, Lisa Kane Low

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Abstract

Care that serves the patient's best interests and care that is recognized as good medical practice do not always coincide. The best-interests standard is based on evidence about outcomes, but the legal standard of care is often based on evidence about typical physician practice and can be influenced by other factors. Aligning the standards requires identifying the many sources of the legal standard.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-24
Number of pages9
JournalHastings Center Report
Volume47
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • CESAREAN DELIVERY
  • INTERMITTENT AUSCULTATION
  • PERCEPTIONS
  • PHYSICIANS
  • QUALITY
  • TRIAL
  • LABOR
  • RISK

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