Predicting Successful Neonatal Retro-Transfer to a Lower Level of Care

Sarah N. Kunz, Dmitry Dukhovny, Jochen Profit, Wenyang Mao, David Miedema, John A.F. Zupancic

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Up to 20% of newborn infants retro-transferred to a lower level of care require readmission to a higher-level facility. In this study, we developed and validated a prediction rule (The Rule for Elective Transfer between Units for Recovering Neonates [RETURN]) to identify clinical characteristics of infants at risk for failing retro-transfer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018


  • convalescent care
  • neonatal regionalization
  • neonatal transport
  • newborn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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