Association of transcutaneous bilirubin testing in hospital with decreased readmission rate for hyperbilirubinemia.

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BACKGROUND Newborns are being discharged from hospitals within 1-2 days of birth, before hyperbilirubinemia usually becomes clinically evident. We investigated the use of transcutaneous bilirubin (TcB) before discharge to determine whether it affects the use of laboratory bilirubin testing or decreases the number of neonates readmitted for… (More)

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