Early Hospital Discharge for Very-Low-Birth-Weight Infants

Terri Combs-Orme, Judith Fishbein, Cynthia Summerville, William M. Maniscalco, James W. Kendig, Harold Alan Pincus, S. R. Daga, Dorothy Brooten, Savitri Kumar, Linda Brown, Steven Finkler, Priscilla Butts, Susan Bakewell-Sachs, Ann Gibbons, Maria Delivoria-Papadopoulos

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    To the Editor: Brooten et al. (Oct. 9 issue)1 reported on early hospital discharge with home follow-up of very-low-birth-weight infants. We are investigating a cohort of 97 very-low-birth-weight infants who were discharged from the hospital after a mean (±SD) of 52.9±25.1 days and at a mean weight of 2065.5±21.6 g, excluding 22 infants transferred to other hospitals because of over-crowding or parental desire. Sixty-seven infants (69.1 percent) spent some time in a progressive nursery to which they were transferred from the neonatal intensive care unit after their condition was stabilized. Our high-risk group, sampled from a charity hospital neonatal intensive.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)629-630
    Number of pages2
    JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
    Issue number10
    StatePublished - Mar 5 1987

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    Combs-Orme, T., Fishbein, J., Summerville, C., Maniscalco, W. M., Kendig, J. W., Pincus, H. A., Daga, S. R., Brooten, D., Kumar, S., Brown, L., Finkler, S., Butts, P., Bakewell-Sachs, S., Gibbons, A., & Delivoria-Papadopoulos, M. (1987). Early Hospital Discharge for Very-Low-Birth-Weight Infants. New England Journal of Medicine, 316(10), 629-630. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198703053161014