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Are there strategies to reduce the length of stay for "well" near-term babies?
  1. Richard M Nicholl (drnicholl{at}aol.com)
  1. Northwick Park Hospital, United Kingdom
    1. Nivedita Bajaj (nivi202{at}yahoo.co.uk)
    1. Northwick Park Hospital, United Kingdom

      Abstract

      CLINICAL BOTTOM LINE

      - Early interventions with developmental care and non- nutritive sucking may reduce length of stay (grade A).

      - Early discharge followed by community based domiciliary care is a safe and effective way of reducing length of stay (grade B).

      - Discharge planning involving effective multidisciplinary expertise is key to successful earlier discharge (grade C).

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