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Interest Rate

The percentage of the value of a balance or debt that one pays or is paid each time period. For example, if one holds a bond with a face value of $1,000 and a 3% interest rate payable each quarter, one receives $30 each quarter. The percentage of the interest rate remains constant (usually), but the amount one pays or is paid changes according to the amount of the balance or debt. For example, if one pays off part of the principal on a loan each month, the amount one pays in interest decreases even though the rate remains the same. See also: Time Value of Money.


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The maximum duration of augmentation with oxytocin also has been extended, based on studies that demonstrated increased vaginal delivery rates.
Cohen, adding that she believes that COMET's high instrumental delivery rate may be the result of a more lenient obstetric protocol for instrumental deliveries.
Although the PSC's decision increases electric delivery rates by approximately 2.
On a positive note: The most recent data available from the National Center for Health Statistics suggest that the cesarean delivery rate has dropped slightly: from 32.
This problem was addressed in the 1980s, when the cesarean delivery rate was thought to be approaching an excessive number.
The groups were also similar to a comparison group of 503 women with spontaneous labor who had a 21% operative delivery rate, significantly lower than the rates in the induced labor groups, he noted.
The wide variation in the cesarean delivery rate from country to country, worldwide (TABLE), suggests that cultural and medical factors play a dominant role in determining that rate.
Early neuraxial analgesia provided better pain relief, was associated with a shorter labor, and did not increase the cesarean delivery rate when compared with systemic opioid analgesia in a large, randomized trial.
Delmarva Power today announced that it will implement its electric delivery rate increase request, effective April 19, 2010, which will be subject to refund, with interest, following Delaware Public Service Commission's review.
The community hospital had twice the rate of cesarean deliveries, fewer multiparous mothers, a lower operative vaginal delivery rate, and smaller babies, factors usually associated with lower rates of shoulder dystocia.
WASHINGTON -- Pepco today asked the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) to authorize an increase in distribution rates in Maryland, only the third delivery rate increase in more than 12 years.
Second, the total cesarean delivery rate jumped 7% between 2000 and 2001 to 24.