Published in Women's Health Weekly, June 12th, 1995
Dr. Judith Frank, chief of neonatology at Dartmouth Medical School, reviewed the 14,961 births at the state's 26 hospitals with maternity services in 1993. She looked at differences in the need for readmission for such problems as jaundice and malnutrition in the first two weeks of life.
"Healthy infants discharged at less than two days of life do have an increased risk of readmission," Frank said. "However, that early discharge is cost effective."
She found the risk of readmission is 50 percent higher in the...
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