The Active Management of Labor

D. Quigley, L. Todino, B. T. Carlin, D. J D Rosen, Y. Menashe, J. S. Greenspoon, T. Woollcott, J. A. Lopez-Zeno, A. M. Peaceman, J. A. Adashek, M. L. Socol

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To the Editor: López-Zeno et al. (Feb. 13 issue)1 address a problem of great concern — the alarmingly high rate of cesarean section in this country. However, their perspective on the cause of this problem and their proposed solution disturbs us even more. The high rate stems not from the fact that we do not intervene enough in the natural course of labor, but rather from the fact that we intervene too much. Among the three most common factors contributing to the high rate of cesarean section are the overdiagnosis of dystocia and the overuse of cesarean section for this…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-359
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume327
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 30 1992

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Cesarean Section
Dystocia
Medical Overuse

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Quigley, D., Todino, L., Carlin, B. T., Rosen, D. J. D., Menashe, Y., Greenspoon, J. S., ... Socol, M. L. (1992). The Active Management of Labor. New England Journal of Medicine, 327(5), 357-359. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199207303270513
Quigley, D. ; Todino, L. ; Carlin, B. T. ; Rosen, D. J D ; Menashe, Y. ; Greenspoon, J. S. ; Woollcott, T. ; Lopez-Zeno, J. A. ; Peaceman, A. M. ; Adashek, J. A. ; Socol, M. L. / The Active Management of Labor. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1992 ; Vol. 327, No. 5. pp. 357-359.
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The Active Management of Labor. / Quigley, D.; Todino, L.; Carlin, B. T.; Rosen, D. J D; Menashe, Y.; Greenspoon, J. S.; Woollcott, T.; Lopez-Zeno, J. A.; Peaceman, A. M.; Adashek, J. A.; Socol, M. L.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 327, No. 5, 30.07.1992, p. 357-359.

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Quigley D, Todino L, Carlin BT, Rosen DJD, Menashe Y, Greenspoon JS et al. The Active Management of Labor. New England Journal of Medicine. 1992 Jul 30;327(5):357-359. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199207303270513