elective delivery


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elective delivery

Aiding the birth of a newborn before the onset of uterine contractions or the spontaneous rupture of membranes.
See also: delivery
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Still, many expectant mothers may not be aware of the significant health issues associated with early elective delivery or elective C-sections, Armstrong says.
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.
From our work to more proactively identify, treat and prevent sepsis and other healthcare associated infections, to reducing early elective delivery of infants no sooner than 39 weeks of pregnancy, we're building and fortifying a culture centered on the quality and safety of care for our patients.
Members can see the designation Elective Delivery Infant Safety Program in our DocFind([R]) online provider directory.
While prior research has shown that early elective delivery policies can be highly effective within particular healthcare systems, there is a need to address this issue at the population level," said Kozhimannil.
Survey results reveal that many women believe a full-term pregnancy is reached before 37 weeks and that an elective delivery does not require waiting until 39 weeks' gestation.
Early Elective Delivery (EED): 78% decrease for an aggregate measure of two indicators
The study findings are concerning, because fetal lung maturity is known to reduce the risk of respiratory morbidity, and confirmation of fetal lung maturity is "a recognized exception to longstanding recommendations against elective delivery before 39 weeks' gestation," Dr.