Term: Neonatal Hospital Readmission

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-11-05

Definition:

A hospital readmission of a newborn that occurs more than one day after the discharge from the birth hospital stay and within 28 days of birth.

For a list of reasons and the corresponding ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CA codes used to define these reasons, please see Neonatal Hospital Readmission - Reasons in Appendix Table A.4 of Heman et al. (2012).

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  • Heaman M, Kingston D, Helewa M, Brownell M, Derksen S, Bogdanovic B, McGowan K, Bailly A. Perinatal Services and Outcomes in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] [Errata] (View)