Clin Pediatr (Phila) volume 59, issue 14, P1233-1239 2020 DOI: 10.1177/0009922820944400 View full text
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Melissa E. Glassman, Rebekah Diamond, Sharon K. Won, Jasmyn Johal, Dana R. Sirota

Abstract: Ensuring safe and timely follow-up after well baby nursery (WBN) discharge is an ongoing challenge. This study demonstrates the efficacy of a novel model for follow-up, the Newborn Clinic (NBC), in reducing time to outpatient follow-up after WBN discharge. Our retrospective chart review of 17 952 newborns found that time to follow-up visit decreased significantly following NBC establishment. Emergency department visits, a marker of infant morbidity, were slightly increased in the post-establishment cohort. Th…

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