The skyrocketing preterm birth rate, at 12.7%, is the highest in the U.S. in 25 years. The Late Preterm Infant (LPI), born between 34 0/7 and 36 6/7 weeks gestation, accounts for two-thirds of this increase. These infants are at significant risk for post delivery and post discharge complications. This quantitative, quasi-experimental, interrupted time-series study examined whether implementation of specialized Late Preterm Infants Discharge Instructions improved post discharge outcomes for hyperbilirubinemia, feeding issues, weight loss and/or dehydration by decreasing readmission rates within the first four weeks after birth.CHAPTER III Methodology Design A quantitative, quasi-experimental, interrupted time-series design using ... The first year group received the standardized Infant Discharge Instructions which were used for all infants regardless of gestational age. ... Interrupted time-series designs can be weakened by seasonal variation, the ability to maintain consistent record-keeping, and data collection over a long anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Effect of Implementing Specialized Late Preterm Infant Discharge Instructions on Hospital Readmission Rates for Hyperbilirubinemia, Feeding Issues, Weight Loss, And/or Dehydration Within Four Weeks After Birth|
|Author||:||Christina L. Rust|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2009|