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Clinical and economic outcomes of infants receiving breast milk in the NICU.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11288507     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
ISSUES AND PURPOSE: This study compared clinical and economic outcomes for infants who were exclusively fed breast milk and infants who were fed commercial formula. DESIGN AND METHODS: A retrospective medical record review from a regional neonatal intensive care unit (N = 80) using consultation logs from the lactation coordinator and a matched sample of formula-fed infants. RESULTS: Neither clinical (weight gain, length of stay, days of parenteral nutrition) nor economic outcomes (direct variable costs, net revenue) differed significantly between the groups. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: While it may not be possible to demonstrate sufficient cost savings while the infant resides within the NICU to justify a lactation coordinator, long-term clinical and economic outcomes may be sensitive to this specialized nursing service.
A J Barton; G Danek; B Owens
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Society of Pediatric Nurses : JSPN     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1088-145X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Soc Pediatr Nurs     Publication Date:    2001 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-05     Completed Date:  2001-08-02     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9615684     Medline TA:  J Soc Pediatr Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5-10     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, Denver, CO, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cost Savings
Direct Service Costs / statistics & numerical data
Infant Food / economics*,  standards*
Infant Mortality
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Infant, Low Birth Weight / growth & development*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / growth & development*
Intensive Care, Neonatal / economics*,  methods*
Length of Stay / statistics & numerical data
Milk, Human*
Neonatal Nursing / economics,  methods
Nurse Clinicians / economics,  standards
Nursing Evaluation Research
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome
Weight Gain

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