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The impact of preterm birth on hospital inpatient admissions and costs during the first 5 years of life.

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OBJECTIVES: To compare the cumulative use and cost of hospital inpatient services to 5 years of age by individuals divided into 4 subgroups by gestational age at birth. DESIGN: Costs applied to the hospital service utilization profile of each infant born in 2 areas covered by the Oxford Record Linkage Study during 1970-1993. SETTING: Oxfordshire and West Berkshire, southern United Kingdom. SUBJECTS: 239 694 individuals divided into 4 subgroups by gestational age at birth: <28 weeks, 28 to...

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10.1542/peds.112.6.1290

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
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Journal:
Pediatrics
Volume:
112
Issue:
6 Pt 1
Pages:
1290-1297
Publication date:
2003-12-05
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EISSN:
1098-4275
ISSN:
0031-4005
URN:
uuid:6a9eb07e-3bba-42dd-8a8c-99eec44d5c28
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241404
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pubs:241404

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