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Steep Drop Seen in Medically Unnecessary C-Sections
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At long last, policy changes made by hospitals have resulted in plummeting numbers of women undergoing medically unnecessary C-sections and inductions before 39 weeks of pregnancy, according to the latest Leapfrog Group survey, released Monday.

In 2010, the first year the watchdog group conducted this survey, 793 hospitals reported rates of early elective deliveries that averaged 17%, although many were more than 50%.