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Overuse in Obstetrics

Simpson, Kathleen Rice PhD, RNC, FAAN

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: March/April 2013 - Volume 38 - Issue 2 - p 128
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0b013e31827c298f
ONGOING COLUMN: Perinatal Patient Safety

Convenience and perverse economic incentives are some of the factors underlying overuse in obstetrics.

Kathleen Rice Simpson is a perinatal clinical nurse specialist at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, MO, an Editorial Board Member and the Interim Editor of MCN. Dr. Simpson can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflict of interest.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.