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Maternal and infant health: effects of moderate reductions in postpartum length of stay.

Authors
  • Mandl, K D
  • Brennan, T A
  • Wise, P H
  • Tronick, E Z
  • Homer, C J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1997
Volume
151
Issue
9
Pages
915–921
Identifiers
PMID: 9308869
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

When adequate postpartum outpatient care is accessible, a moderately shorter length of postpartum stay after an uncomplicated vaginal delivery had no adverse effect on an array of outcomes. Researchers and policy makers should seek to better define the content of postpartum services necessary for achieving optimal outcomes for women and newborns; funding should be available to provide such services, regardless of the setting in which they are provided.

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