Home visits may boost outcomes for preemies and their families

08/14/2013 | Reuters

U.S. researchers reviewed 17 studies on home visiting initiatives for babies born prematurely and found evidence that these visits by nurses and other health care providers had a positive effect on infant development and parent-child interactions. However, home visits did not show any substantial impact on abuse and neglect or growth and nutrition. The findings appear in the journal Pediatrics.

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