Hersh AR, Skeith AE, Sargent JA, Caughey AB. Induction of labor at 39 weeks of gestation versus expectant management for low-risk nulliparous women: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2019;220:590.e1-10.
In the June 2019 research article cited above, the word “permanent” in relation to brachial plexus injury should be removed in 2 places.
In the abstract (page 590.e1), the third sentence under Study Design reads: “Outcomes included mode of delivery, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, macrosomia, stillbirth, permanent brachial plexus injury, and neonatal death, in addition to cost and quality-adjusted life years for both the woman and neonate.”
In Table 2, “Maternal and neonatal outcomes in a theoretical cohort of 1.6 million low-risk nulliparous women undergoing induction of labor at 39 weeks of gestation” (page 590.e5), “Permanent brachial plexus injury” is the fifth category in the first column.
Some such injuries in the study were permanent, but this was rare.
Published online: November 26, 2019
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