The Evolution of the Laborist

Allison J. Allen, Aaron B. Caughey

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The laborist movement was introduced as a means to improve the quality of care patients receive in the labor suite and decrease physician burnout and malpractice claims. This model of care has rapidly expanded, and there is evidence of its potential role in improving labor outcomes. This article outlines the different models of laborist care, reviews the evidence for its potential impact on labor outcomes, and discusses the economic impact the employment of laborists can have.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-629
Number of pages5
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2017


  • Economic impact
  • Labor outcomes
  • Laborist
  • Obstetric hospitalist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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