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Escola Anna Nery

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HAYAKAWA, Letícia Mayumi et al. Incidence of re-admissions of newborns with very low weight born in a university hospital. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.2, pp.324-329. ISSN 1414-8145.

This study investigated the incidence and factors related to premature readmission of very low weight in a neonatal unit in a university hospital. This is a descriptive quantitative study of newborns with low weight babies who were discharged until December 2006 and were up to 6 months of life. Data were obtained from sheets of care of premature infants and telephone contact with mothers. Of the 53 babies studied, 30.2% were readmitted, 7.5% were to death, 56.3% of readmissions were for respiratory disorders. From the readmitted, 68.8% stayed more than 60 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, 62.5% were weaned on readmission, 37.5% From the readmitted were not in ambulatory monitoring while only 19.8% of those who followed were monitoring readmitted. The incidence of readmission may be related to the city borned.

Keywords : Patient Readmission; Premature; Risk factors.

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