- AHRQ's "Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes of Elective Induction of Labor" and Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network:
- Found increase in Cesarean deliveries when labor is induced vs. spontaneous.
- Based on AHRQ report, Medicaid program reduced labor inductions without clear medical indications in near-term infants by 40% over 18 months.
- Prevented nearly 200 neonatal intensive care unit admissions.
Image: A photograph shows an infant grasping the finger of an adult's hand.
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