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Question: Why are there not more contraindications to vaginal deliveries?

Why are other reasons not considered contrainidications to vaginal deliveries, i.e., maternal cardiac conditions or fetal distress?


The measure is designed to measure complications that largely arise in labor and not exclude them. There are certainly good reasons to do a cesarean section that are captured in the measure. The premise is that medical practices during labor lead to the development of indications that were potentially avoidable.

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Focus area(s): Chart Abstracted Measure Specifications – Clinical
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