Reduction in elective delivery at <39 weeks of gestation: comparative effectiveness of 3 approaches to change and the impact on neonatal intensive care admission and stillbirth.

@article{Clark2010ReductionIE,
  title={Reduction in elective delivery at <39 weeks of gestation: comparative effectiveness of 3 approaches to change and the impact on neonatal intensive care admission and stillbirth.},
  author={Steven L. Clark and Donna R Frye and Janet A Meyers and Michael A Belfort and Gary A Dildy and Shalece Kofford and Jane Englebright and Jonathan Perlin},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={203 5},
  pages={449.e1-6}
}
OBJECTIVE No studies exist that have examined the effectiveness of different approaches to a reduction in elective early term deliveries or the effect of such policies on newborn intensive care admissions and stillbirth rates. STUDY DESIGN We conducted a retrospective cohort study of prospectively collected data and examined outcomes in 27 hospitals before and after implementation of 1 of 3 strategies for the reduction of elective early term deliveries. RESULTS Elective early term delivery… CONTINUE READING

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