The safety of newborn early discharge. The Washington State experience.

  title={The safety of newborn early discharge. The Washington State experience.},
  author={Lingyun Liu and Conrad J Clemens and David K Shay and Robert L. Davis and Alvin H. Novack},
  volume={278 4},
CONTEXT While early discharge of newborns following routine vaginal delivery has become common practice, its safety has not been firmly established. OBJECTIVE To assess the risk for rehospitalization following newborn early discharge. DESIGN Population-based, case-control study. SETTING Washington State linked birth certificate and hospital discharge abstracts covering 310578 live births from 1991 through 1994. PATIENTS Case patients were 2029 newborns rehospitalized in the first month… CONTINUE READING


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