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Health Resource Utilization of Labor Induction versus Expectant Management

Citation

Grobman, William A.; Sandoval, Grecio; Reddy, Uma M.; Tita, Alan T. N.; Silver, Robert M.; Mallett, Gail; Hill, Kim; Rice, Madeline Murguia; El-Sayed, Yasser Y.; & Wapner, Ronald J., et al. (2020). Health Resource Utilization of Labor Induction versus Expectant Management. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 222(4), 369.e1-11. PMCID: PMC7141954

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Although induction of labor of low-risk nulliparous women at 39 weeks reduces the risk of cesarean delivery compared with expectant management, concern regarding more frequent use of labor induction remains, given that this intervention historically has been thought to incur greater resource utilization.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2020.01.002

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Author(s)

Grobman, William A.
Sandoval, Grecio
Reddy, Uma M.
Tita, Alan T. N.
Silver, Robert M.
Mallett, Gail
Hill, Kim
Rice, Madeline Murguia
El-Sayed, Yasser Y.
Wapner, Ronald J.
Rouse, Dwight J.
Saade, George R.
Thorp, John M., Jr.
Chauhan, Suneet P.
Iams, Jay D.
Chien, Edward K.
Casey, Brian M.
Gibbs, Ronald S.
Srinivas, Sindhu K.
Swamy, Geeta K.
Simhan, Hyagriv N.
Macones, George A., for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Network

Year Published

2020

Volume Number

222

Issue Number

4

Pages

369.e1-11

PMCID

PMC7141954

Reference ID

13012