Impact of postpartum hospital-stay legislation on newborn length of stay, readmission, and mortality in California.

@article{Datar2006ImpactOP,
  title={Impact of postpartum hospital-stay legislation on newborn length of stay, readmission, and mortality in California.},
  author={Ashlesha Datar and Neeraj Sood},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={118 1},
  pages={63-72}
}
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to examine the impact of postpartum hospital-stay legislation on newborns' length of stay, neonatal readmissions, and 1-year mortality in California, and whether this legislation had differential impacts by demographics and complications during delivery or pregnancy. METHODOLOGY This study used linked birth certificates, death certificates and hospital discharge records for all full-term, normal birth weight, and singleton-birth newborns during… CONTINUE READING
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