What predicts how long babies stay in specialist neonatal care?

Posted by mjp19 at Oct 19, 2016 03:30 PM |
New study highlights the lack of existing evidence available in order to accurately predict length of stay for neonates

A new study led by researchers from the TIMMS group has highlighted the lack of previous research investigating how long new born babies spend in specialist neonatal care.

The ability to accurately predict length of stay in neonatal care is vital for resource planning, commissioning of services and to aid clinicians in their counselling of parents. Lead author Sarah Seaton concludes that, "The lack of evidence in this area indicates a need for larger studies to investigate methods of accurately predicting length of stay".

For more information, contact Sarah Seaton or read the article on BMJ Open.

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