Rate of babies delivered early at U.S. hospitals drops sharply

March 3, 2014 3:52 PM

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Rate of babies delivered early at U.S. hospitals drops sharply

Growing pressure from employers, government officials and patient-safety advocates pushes down the rate of early-elective deliveries to 4.6% last year, from 17% in 2010, data show.

U.S. hospitals are making major strides at clamping down on early deliveries of babies and instead letting Mother Nature take its course in response to growing pressure from employers, government officials and patient-safety advocates.

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