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Quality initiatives related to moderately preterm, late preterm, and early term births.
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PMID:  24182961     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Most premature infants born in the United States each year are classified as either moderately preterm (MPT) or late preterm (LPT) infants. Unnecessary variation in care and lack of evidence-based practices may contribute to the morbidities of prematurity. Quality-improvement (QI) initiatives designed for neonates have primarily focused on extremely low-gestational-age newborns. However, the lessons learned in this group of infants could be applied to decreasing unnecessary variation among MPT and LPT infants. Practice variation in the timing of nonindicated preterm deliveries, the use of progesterone, respiratory care practices, feeding management, and discharge planning are particularly in need of QI.
Andrea N Trembath; Jay D Iams; Michele Walsh
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-09-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1557-9840     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  777-89     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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