Use of health care services by inner-city infants in an early discharge program.
Society for Pediatric Research. San Diego, CA (USA), 1995/05/06.
To assess the use of health care services by inner-city infants enrolled in an early discharge program who received care in a tertiary care children's hospital primary care clinic.
Retrospective cohort study.
Large, metropolitan university hospital and a children's hospital.
Term infants cared for in a single full-term nursery, before and after implementation of a coordinated early discharge program, who received primary care at the children's hospital.
The coordinated Early Discharge Program was characterized by in-hospital visits by hospital-based coordinating nurses, home visits by nurses from a home nursing agency, and communication with physicians for necessary adjustments in postdischarge care.
After linking birth hospital records and the children's hospital medical records, a retrospective chart review was performed to obtain maternal demographic information and birth hospital length of stay, as well as the infants'attendance at primary care clinic, immunizations, emergency department visits, and rehospitalization.
Main Outcome Measures
Number of primary care visits in the first 3 months of life, completion of one series of immunizations by 3 months of life, and number of emergency department visits and rehospitalization during the first 3 months of life.
Mots-clés Pascal : Sortie hôpital, Précoce, Nouveau né, Homme, Surveillance, A domicile, Infirmier, Soin, Nourrisson, Service santé, Hospitalisation, Consommation, Pauvreté, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Soin santé primaire, Organisation santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital discharge, Early, Newborn, Human, Surveillance, At home, Nurse, Care, Infant, Health service, Hospitalization, Consumption, Poverty, United States, North America, America, Primary health care, Public health organization
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Cote : 97-0000653
Code Inist : 002B20G01. Création : 21/05/1997.