[section] Early elective delivery
(before 39 weeks) [dagger] The number of babies whose delivery was purposely scheduled in weeks 37 and 38, before the baby is fully developed.
Enter Dodd and colleagues, who conducted their randomized, controlled trial to assess the risks and benefits of elective delivery
of twins at 37 weeks.
It includes a literature review about the risks of early elective delivery
, a step-by-step guide for hospital leaders who want to eliminate early elective deliveries, a guide for measuring and tracking quality improvement, sample forms and case studies, and educational tools for clinicians, staff, and patients.
There was still a wide variation among the hospitals in the Leapfrog survey with early elective delivery
rates ranging from a low of less than 5% to more than 40%, according to the 2011 data.
health insurers - Aetna, CIGNA, UnitedHealthcare, and Wellpoint - will conduct a campaign to educate expectant mothers about the importance of a full gestation and the wisdom of comparing elective delivery
rates in their local hospitals, Ms.
"I don't think patients or their obstetric providers would consider this an 'elective delivery
NQF: No elective delivery
until 39 weeks of gestation are past
The authors estimated that, at 37 weeks' gestation, postponing elective delivery
until 39 weeks might prevent 48% of cases of the primary outcome; this percentage was estimated to be 27% at 38 weeks' gestation.
In a 5-year program, reeducation of physicians and nurses on the hazards of early-term elective delivery
, combined with policing of their practices, reduced the rate of early elective deliveries from 28% of all elective deliveries in 1999-2000 to less than 10% within 6 months of program initiation.