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Decreased neonatal jaundice readmission rate after implementing hyperbilirubinemia guidelines and universal screening for bilirubin.
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PMID:  20693521     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Readmission rate for neonatal jaundice approximate 10 per 1000 live births. After applying hyperbilirubinemia guidelines and universal screening for bilirubin in term and near-term newborns, the readmission rate declined significantly from 24 to 3.7 per 1000 live births. Decreased readmission rate for neonatal jaundice may reduce kernicterus rate and health care costs. Further studies are necessary to explore these potential benefits.
Authors:
Arie L Alkalay; Catherine J Bresee; Charles F Simmons
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical pediatrics     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1938-2707     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372606     Medline TA:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  830-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA. arie.alkalay@cshs.org
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