Early Elective Deliveries Toolkit

The CMQCC Early Elective Delivery Task Force worked collaboratively with the March of Dimes and the California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Division, to create the Elimination of Non-medically Indicated (Elective) Deliveries Before 39 Weeks Gestational Age toolkit. The goals of the Toolkit are to decrease deliveries before 39 weeks in California and to help disseminate and determine best practices for prevention of early deliveries and to outline the most effective strategies for supporting California health care providers in implementing those practices. This toolkit quickly became the national model. 


Elimination of Non-medically Indicated (Elective) Deliveries Before 39 Weeks Gestational Age: A California Toolkit to Transform Maternity Care (2010)

Slide Set for Professional Education


Individual sections of the toolkit are also available to download by clicking on the links below:

Title Page
Table of Contents
Making the Case  - NOTE: Errata#2: 8/31/11 to the toolkit under "Elective Deliveries a Growing Concern", PAGE 5. Please see Errata #2 Summary document for an outline of the changes.
Implementation Strategy
Data Collection /QI Measurement
Clinical Education
Patient Education
Appendices Listing (summary)
Appendix A: Form 3 - Induction/Cesarean Section Delivery Scheduling Form
Appendix A: Form 4 - Scheduling Process Form
Appendix A: Form 5 - Consent Form
Appendix B: Case Studies
Appendix C: Form 6 - QI Tools - MAP-IT Worksheet
Appendix C: Fishbone Diagram
Appendix C: PDSA Method
Appendix D: Letters of Support