Early hospital discharge and the timing of newborn metabolic screening.
Southern Society for Pediatric Research. Annual meeting. New Orleans LA (USA), 1992/01/31.
Cost containment measures have reduced dramatically the length of stay for normal newborns, in some cases jeopardizing the ability to obtain appropriate newborn screens.
In our hospital, we found that an unacceptable number of patients had mistakenly been screened before 24 hours of age.
As pressures to shorten hospitalization increase, health-care providers must examine the impact of such changes on their ability to obtain adequate newborn screens.
Potential solutions include continued vigilance in gathering specimens after 24 hours of age, interpretation of time-sensitive tests in an age-adjusted manner, and repeating newborn screens after 24 hours of age.
Mots-clés Pascal : Nouveau né, Homme, Nouveau né pathologie, Dépistage, Milieu hospitalier, Accouchement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Newborn, Human, Newborn diseases, Medical screening, Hospital environment, Delivery
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