Many newborn readmissions are preventable, research suggests

04/9/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Most hospital readmissions for newborns discharged from a well baby nursery are for issues such as jaundice, feeding problems and respiratory distress and may be preventable, researchers reported in Pediatrics. Researchers said these readmissions may be the result of poor discharge assessments, the inability of parents to provide newborn care or a lack of access to outpatient care.

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