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Preparing for Home: a before-and-after study to investigate the effects of a neonatal discharge package aimed at increasing parental knowledge, understanding and confidence in caring for their preterm infant before and after discharge from hospital

Abstract:
Background: Improved survival and shorter length of stay (LOS) for preterm infants, together with poorly organised discharge planning in some neonatal units, leaves many parents ill prepared to take their babies home, with increased use of out-of-hours services. Despite the importance accorded to family-orientated neonatal care by the Department of Health and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, few neonatal units offer structured, family-orientated discharg... Expand abstract
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Peer reviewed
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10.3310/hsdr04100

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Grant:
Health Services and Delivery Research programm
Publisher:
NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme Publisher's website
Journal:
Health Services and Delivery Research Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
10
Pages:
1-114
Publication date:
2016-03-05
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EISSN:
2050-4357
ISSN:
2050-4349
URN:
uuid:92117d42-b583-44e5-8c65-7d6f1d11c6c5
Source identifiers:
619970
Local pid:
pubs:619970

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