Early Hospital Discharge Program in Neonatology (EDNEO)
Early discharge of premature infants from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit will have substantial benefits:
(i) diminish parental stress;
(ii) increase parental - child bonding;
(iii) diminish medical complications derived from prolonged hospitalization;
(iv) reduce cost;
(v) increase number of point of attendance disponible for future patients.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||Early Discharge Program From a Regional Reference Neonatal Intensive Care Unit|
- Reduction in the length of hospitalization. [ Time Frame: Days of hospitalization ]
- Parental stress [ Time Frame: up to 3 months post discharge ]
- Use of Health Resources of the Community [ Time Frame: up to 3 months post discharge ]
- Reduction in cost of hospitalization [ Time Frame: Reduction in euros/baby ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2006|
Neonates submitted to the protocol of early discharge.
Other: Early Discharge
Application of an early discharge protocol from the neonatal intensive care unit.
No Intervention: SDP
Discharge following the standard protocol of the neonatal intensive care unit.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00569608
|Hospital Universitario La Fe|
|Valencia, Spain, 46009|
|Study Director:||PILAR SAENZ, MD||AGENCIA VALENCIANA DE SALUT|