Paediatrics Section

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2016/21176.9110

Original Article

Early Discharge of Preterm InfantsAn Indian Perspective

Ankit Soni1, Sandeep Kadam2, Anand Pandit3, Sanjay Patole4

ABSTRACT Introduction: Early home discharge of preterm infants is a priority in developing countries due to bed shortage and poor socio-economic status. There is wide variation in home discharge policies for preterm infants. Limited data exists on optimal timing for discharging such infants. In view of the socioeconomic and medico-legal importance of the issue, we aimed to study the outcomes of our ex-preterm infants discharged home ‘early’, to guide our clinical practice. Aim: To study the rates of re-admissions/mortality within 4 weeks after discharge in preterm (born

Early Discharge of Preterm Infants- An Indian Perspective.

Early home discharge of preterm infants is a priority in developing countries due to bed shortage and poor socio-economic status. There is wide variat...
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