Trial of Labor Versus Elective Repeat Cesarean: An Administrator's Perspective

Michael L. Socol*

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Hospital administrators are most concerned with the quality of medical care. With specific regard to vaginal birth after cesarean, it is essential that the surgical personnel and anesthesia be able to intervene in a timely manner for an obstetrical emergency. Other considerations are patient satisfaction, perception by the community, and cost. Budgets and balancing resources are important factors but pale in decision-making compared with the ill-publicity and medicolegal risk associated with an untoward outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-313
Number of pages3
JournalSeminars in Perinatology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2010


  • Medico-legal liability
  • Patient safety
  • Quality care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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