Early discharge of the term newborn: a continued dilemma.

  title={Early discharge of the term newborn: a continued dilemma.},
  author={J Robert Britton and Helen L Britton and S A Beebe},
  volume={94 3},
OBJECTIVE To provide the pediatric practitioner with a summary of available data regarding the appropriate time of hospital discharge of the term newborn. METHODOLOGY Published series on early discharge were critically reviewed. RESULTS Heterogeneity and limitations of methodology and study design substantially limit conclusions that may be drawn from published studies. CONCLUSION Early discharge recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics remain appropriate, and decisions… CONTINUE READING

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