Hospital readmission with feeding-related problems after early postpartum discharge of normal newborns.

@article{Edmonson1997HospitalRW,
  title={Hospital readmission with feeding-related problems after early postpartum discharge of normal newborns.},
  author={M Bruce Edmonson and Jeffrey J. Stoddard and Lynn M. Owens},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1997},
  volume={278 4},
  pages={299-303}
}
CONTEXT Increasingly short postpartum hospital stays in the United States precipitated a policy debate that culminated in passage of the Newborns' and Mothers' Health Protection Act of 1996. The debate occurred without population-based evidence for adverse health effects in newborns who are discharged early. OBJECTIVE To determine whether early postpartum hospital discharge of normal newborns increases their risk for hospital readmission with feeding-related problems. DESIGN AND SETTING… CONTINUE READING