Hospitals Clamp Down On Dangerous Early Elective Deliveries

Kaiser Health News staff writer Phil Galewitz reports: "Now, with pressure on doctors and hospitals from the federal government, private and public insurers and patient advocacy groups, the rate of elective deliveries before 39 weeks is dropping significantly, according to latest hospital survey from The Leapfrog Group, a coalition of some of the nation's largest corporations that buy health benefits for their employees" (Galewitz, 2/21). Read the story.

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