early discharge

early discharge

discharge of a woman and the newborn from the hospital within 24 hours of a vaginal delivery or 48 hours after a cesarean section.

ear·ly dis·charge

(ĕr'lē dis'chahrj)
Exit of a woman and her newborn from the hospital within 24 hours of a vaginal delivery.
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In contrast, in the New York region there was little or no increase in mean LOS (+0.09 and -0.16 days) and negligible reductions in early discharge to PAC utilization (-1.4 and -0.1 percentage points).
Early discharge of SSRI-exposed infants should be avoided and observation continued until symptoms subside."
Early discharge from hospital may be justified in all patients at low risk for consecutive severe acute renal failure and in all patients with ongoing reconstitution of renal function.
It is time he brought forward the much-needed initiative that combines speed and efficiency and includes dedicated funding for staff and beds, better management to prevent bed-blocking, the inclusion of general practice units in the A&E service and improved services for early discharge cases.
The Middlesbrough centre has a team of staff who aim to encourage early discharge from hospital and prevent unnecessary admissions.
After a recent national strike over workloads, probation officers expected more staff appointments But two experienced officers in North Wales claim the problem in the Wrexham and Shotton area is being tackled by getting the courts to agree to the early discharge of offenders.
Managed care's first great PR disaster was the early discharge of new mothers within 24 hours of delivery.
Another member of the audience noted that the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Genetics had voiced concerns about the risk of undetected PKU as early as 20 years ago, when the trend toward early discharge began.
Cost effectiveness of early discharge after uncomplicated acute myocardial infarction.
In 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists defined early discharge for uncomplicated deliveriesas <48 hours for vaginal delivery and <96 hours for cesarean delivery(5).
It has been suggested that high and rising readmission rates may well be 'the price of early discharge' [4].
The United States leads much of the world in the practice of early discharge of newborns.

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