Well, there are new guidelines coming out to reduce these early inductions.
More hospitals are expected to start enforcing that criteria this spring, when the Joint Commission that regulates health quality will require hospitals to report all elective deliveries and the gestational age to its public database, providing peer pressure for improvement. Hospitals also will have to report cesareans for first-time mothers, too often a result of a failed induction.
You can read more about it at MSNBC. I think it is wonderful, but I find it interesting that it has taken this long for them to “figure out” this early induction-premature baby connection.