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Fowler TT, Schiff J, Applegate MS
Early elective deliveries accounted for nearly 9 percent of births paid for by Medicaid.
The authors reported the results of a perinatal project, led by the state Medicaid medical directors, that sought to coordinate quality improvement efforts related to early elective deliveries for the Medicaid population. Using data from 22 states, they found that 8.9% of Medicaid singleton births were early elective deliveries, and they therefore estimated that there are 160,000 early elective Medicaid deliveries nationwide each year. They concluded that their study offers additional evidence and new tools for policy makers pursuing strategies to further reduce the number of such deliveries.
Citation: Fowler TT, Schiff J, Applegate MS . Early elective deliveries accounted for nearly 9 percent of births paid for by Medicaid. Health Aff 2014 Dec;33(12):2170-8. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2014.0534.
Keywords: Labor and Delivery, Maternal Care, Medicaid, Pregnancy
Palmsten K, Huybrechts KF, Kowal MK
Validity of maternal and infant outcomes within nationwide Medicaid data.
The researchers aimed to assess the validity of preeclampsia, congenital cardiac malformations, and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn diagnoses in the U.S. Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX), a database that may be useful for perinatal research. The positive predictive values were conservative, particularly when restricting to infants not transferred to another facility shortly after birth because only records from a single hospitalization were reviewed.
Citation: Palmsten K, Huybrechts KF, Kowal MK . Validity of maternal and infant outcomes within nationwide Medicaid data. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2014 Jun;23(6):646-55. doi: 10.1002/pds.3627..
Keywords: Newborns/Infants, Maternal Care, Outcomes, Medicaid