Anticipating and responding to obstetric emergencies

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During the last 10 years, international attention has focused on the importance of medical errors and patient safety. When obstetric emergencies occur, effective and efficient care is essential for good outcome and safety. This chapter presents a framework for obstetric safety, reviews the impact of obstetric emergencies on global health, and discusses possible interventions to improve the anticipation of and responses to obstetric emergencies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-638
Number of pages14
JournalBest Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2007


  • human factors
  • medical errors
  • obstetric delivery
  • obstetric emergencies
  • patient safety
  • pregnancy
  • simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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