US hospitals are reducing early elective deliveriesBMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1417 (Published 04 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1417
- Janice Hopkins Tanne
- 1New York
Rates of early elective deliveries by induction and, in some cases, caesarean section are falling in US hospitals, shows a national survey.
The proportion of deliveries before 39 weeks fell from 17% in 2010 to 11.2% in 2012, found the survey, carried out by the Leapfrog Group, a coalition of large corporations that buy healthcare benefits for their workers.1 The report was based on a survey …