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Newborn hospitalization: a closer look.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3339506     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
To assess the safety of moderately early hospital discharge for normal newborn infants (mean +/- SD, 31 +/- 5 hours after delivery), we compared the incidence of hospital readmission within 6 weeks of birth with the incidence of readmission among a similar cohort of infants with extended hospitalization (mean +/- SD, 92 +/- 44 hours) as a result of maternal illness. The hospital charts for all infants admitted to the well-baby nursery between January 1 and December 31, 1985, were reviewed. Fifty-two (3.0%) of the 1714 infants who were discharged moderately early and 17 (2.7%) of the 622 infants who had an extended hospitalization were readmitted to the hospital by age 6 weeks (P = NS). Maternal age, financial status, and race each failed to predict infant readmission. Only four of the 52 readmission diagnoses among infants discharged moderately early could potentially have been identified (not prevented) before discharge with an extended newborn hospitalization. These data indicate that moderately early neonatal hospital discharge does not result in an increased incidence of rehospitalization within the first 6 weeks of life.
Authors:
W B Pittard; K M Geddes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of pediatrics     Volume:  112     ISSN:  0022-3476     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1988 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-03-14     Completed Date:  1988-03-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375410     Medline TA:  J Pediatr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  257-61     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Bilirubin / blood
Hospitalization*
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infection / therapy
Jaundice, Neonatal / therapy
Length of Stay*
Osmolar Concentration
Patient Readmission
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
635-65-4/Bilirubin

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