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Risk Factors for Readmission of Infant For Jaundice Following Early Hospital Discharge

Purpose:

To identify a newborn infant being discharged from the hospital within 48 hours of birth who may be at increased risk for readmission because of jaundice.

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Gastroenterology

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

P58, P59

Description:

Lain et al identified risk factors for readmission for jaundice in infants discharged early from the hospital after birth. These can help to identify an infant who may benefit from closer monitoring. The authors are from Royal North Shore Hospital in Australia.

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