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Earlier discharge for newborns may increase health risks

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 27 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1436
  1. Terence Stephenson, professor of child health
  1. School of Human Development, Academic Division of Child Health, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH

    EDITOR—Both findings reported in the news item on early discharge for newborn infants have been published previously.1 Kotagal et al studied 57 infants discharged in 1993 after the introduction of a clinical guideline encouraging early discharge.2 These …

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