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Recent Study Shows Shortcuts Taken During Child Delivery Go Unreported

Destiny Baker3 years ago

According to Fox News, a recent survey given to 3,200 doctors, nurses, and midwives on delivery and labor teams shows an alarming rate of actions and unprofessional behavior that could put mothers and babies at risk.

Child Delivery Survey Findings

  • The survey asked doctors, nurses, and midwives if they had witnessed a colleague take a shortcut, have job performance problems, engage in unprofessional behavior, or show a lack of knowledge/skill needed to do his or her job (as pertaining to labor and delivery).
  • According to the survey, more than 90 percent of doctors and midwives surveyed and nearly 100 percent of nurses surveyed said they had witnessed such problems in the last year.
  • Further, about 66 percent of doctors, 60 percent of midwives, and 77 percent of nurses stated that the incidents they observed undermined patients' health, resulted in harm to the child or mother, or caused them to seriously consider leaving their job.
  • Less than 13 percent confronted their colleagues directly when the problem occurred.

The full study will be published in an upcoming issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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