Delivering Safety Over Convenience

September 2013
HealthLeaders Magazine;Sep2013, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p66
The article discusses the efforts to reduce elective deliveries in the U. S. in 2013. It highlights the program by Valley Hospital wherein patient safety is prioritized rather than convenience for mothers. It also notes the mandates from the Joint Commission and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services which order hospitals to report obstetric measures such as C-sections and preterm elective deliveries in every 1,100 births annually.


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