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Induction of Labor at 39 Weeks of Gestation Versus Expectant Management for Low-Risk Nulliparous Women

A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Hersh, Alyssa R.; Skeith, Ashley E.; Sargent, James A.; Caughey, Aaron B.

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: November 2019 - Volume 74 - Issue 11 - p 633–635
doi: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000604488.51598.c8
OBSTETRICS: MANAGEMENT OF LABOR, DELIVERY, AND THE PUERPERIUM
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(Abstracted from Am J Obstest Gynecol 2019;220(6):590.e1–590.e10)

Inducing labor is commonly used to initiate labor before the spontaneous onset of labor for many indications. One of the major concerns about elective induction of labor (performed when there is no medical indication) is that it will increase risk of cesarean delivery.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

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