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Predicting Successful Neonatal Retro-Transfer to a Lower Level of Care.

CPQCC Publication
TitlePredicting Successful Neonatal Retro-Transfer to a Lower Level of Care.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsKunz SN, Dukhovny D, Profit J, Mao W, Miedema D, Zupancic JAF
JournalJ Pediatr
Date Published2019 02
KeywordsFemale, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Infant, Premature, Intensive Care Units, Neonatal, Male, Nurseries, Hospital, Patient Transfer, Prognosis, Referral and Consultation, Retrospective Studies, ROC Curve

Up to 20% of newborn infants retro-transferred to a lower level of care require readmission to a higher-level facility. In this study, we developed and validated a prediction rule (The Rule for Elective Transfer between Units for Recovering Neonates [RETURN]) to identify clinical characteristics of infants at risk for failing retro-transfer.

Alternate JournalJ Pediatr
PubMed ID30291023
PubMed Central IDPMC6348131
Grant ListT32 HD075727 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States