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Early postnatal hospital discharge: the consequences of reducing length of stay for women and newborns.

Bravo, Paulina, Uribe, C. and Contreras, A. 2011. Early postnatal hospital discharge: the consequences of reducing length of stay for women and newborns. Revista Da Escola de Enfermagem Da Usp 45 (3) , pp. 758-763. 10.1590/S0080-62342011000300030

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to examine the literature and identify most salient outcomes of early postnatal discharge for women, newborns and the health system. An electronic search strategy was designed including the following sources: Web of Science, Scopus, ProQuest and PubMed/MEDLINE, using the following terms: (early AND discharge) OR (length AND stay) AND (postpartum OR postnatal) AND (effect* OR result OR outcome). Content analysis was used to identify and summarise the findings and methods of the research papers. The evidence available is not enough to either reject or support the practice of early postnatal discharge; different studies have reported different outcomes for women and newborns. The need of systematic clinical research is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Publisher: Universidade de Sao Paulo / Universidade de Sao Paulo
ISSN: 0080-6234
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:22
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/20233

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