Preemie parents may stress after false-positive screening results

09/23/2011 |

A study in Pediatrics of almost 50,000 Medicaid-enrolled babies born in Michigan in 2006 found that parents of premature babies who received a false-positive result during routine newborn screening brought their child to the doctor almost six times in a 10-month period, compared with four times among parents who didn't get a false positive. The researchers found no difference in health care visits for full-term infants who had false-positive tests.

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