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Early Elective Deliveries

Experts agree that early elective deliveries—scheduled cesarean sections or medical inductions performed prior to 39 weeks of gestation without medical necessity—carry risks to both babies and mothers. This measure assesses a hospital's rate of scheduled cesarean sections or medical inductions prior to 39 weeks gestation without a medical reason.

Reporting Period 

  • Surveys submitted prior to September 1: 01/01/2022 - 12/31/2022
  • Surveys (re)submitted on or after September 1: 07/01/2022 - 06/30/2023

Patients Included in the Measure

  • Inpatients (Patients who are admitted to the hospital for at least one overnight stay)

  • Adults