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Early elective deliveries decline: Leapfrog
Modern Healthcare

The percentage of hospitals hitting the Leapfrog Group’s early elective delivery target rate of less than 5% of deliveries rose to 46% as of the end of 2012 from 39% in 2001. In addition, 75% of the 773 hospitals reporting to the employer-backed not-for-profit healthcare quality group improved their rate of early elective deliveries, with the national average falling to 11.2% of deliveries from 14% in 2011, according to a Leapfrog news release.