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Understanding newborn infant readmission: findings of the Ontario Mother and Infant Survey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11496629     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Ontario Mother and Infant Survey examined health and social service utilization of postpartum women and newborn infants from five hospital sites. A cross-sectional multilanguage survey design with longitudinal follow-up was used: 1,250 eligible, consenting women completed a self-report questionnaire in hospital and 875 women participated in a structured telephone interview at four weeks post-discharge. Rates of newborn infant readmission ranged from 2.4% to 6.7%. The best predictors of readmission were: main source of household income was other than employment; maternal self-rating of health was poor; mother anticipated inadequate help and support at home following discharge; mother received help from friends/neighbours following discharge; and mother had concern about infant care and behaviour. Readmission was not associated with length of postpartum hospital stay. The study findings suggest that there is a complex relationship between infant health care needs, family resources and provider practices that produces clinically important, site-specific readmission patterns.
W A Sword; S Watt; P D Krueger; S L Kyong; D D Sheehan; J G Roberts; A Gafni
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de santé publique     Volume:  92     ISSN:  0008-4263     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Public Health     Publication Date:    2001 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-10     Completed Date:  2001-08-30     Revised Date:  2013-06-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372714     Medline TA:  Can J Public Health     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  196-200     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences 3N25G, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5.
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MeSH Terms
Health Care Surveys
Infant Care
Infant, Newborn
Longitudinal Studies
Mothers / statistics & numerical data*
National Health Programs
Nurseries, Hospital / utilization*
Ontario / epidemiology
Patient Readmission / statistics & numerical data*
Pilot Projects
Socioeconomic Factors
Utilization Review

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