Comprehensive follow-up care and life-threatening illnesses among high-risk infants: A randomized controlled trial.

@article{Broyles2000ComprehensiveFC,
  title={Comprehensive follow-up care and life-threatening illnesses among high-risk infants: A randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Robin S Broyles and Jon E. Tyson and E T Heyne and Roy Heyne and Joy Hickman and M J Swint and Sam S. Adams and Loyd A. West and Nancy Pomeroy and Pamela J. Hicks and Chulwoo Ahn},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2000},
  volume={284 16},
  pages={2070-6}
}
CONTEXT Inner-city high-risk infants often receive limited and fragmented care, a problem that may increase serious illness. OBJECTIVE To assess whether access to comprehensive care in a follow-up clinic is cost-effective in reducing life-threatening illnesses among high-risk, inner-city infants. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS A total of 887 very-low-birth-weight infants born in a Texas county hospital between January 1988 and March 1996 and followed up in a… CONTINUE READING