By providing care to pregnant women that follows best practices, hospitals and doctors can improve chances for a safe delivery and a healthy baby.
This measure shows the percent of pregnancy women who had elective deliveries 1-3 weeks early (either vaginally or by C-section) whose early deliveries were not medically necessary.
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4/1/2013 to 3/31/2014
Percent of newborns whose deliveries were scheduled too early (1-3 weeks early), when a scheduled delivery was not medically necessary
Lower percentages are better