More hospitals adopt family-centered NICU policies

10/27/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

More U.S. hospitals are offering family-centered neonatal intensive care units where parents are allowed in 24/7 and are urged to ask questions and participate in treatment decisions. The concept has been shown to help improve weight gain for preemies, lessen the need for breathing and feeding tubes, and result in early discharge, fewer re-hospitalizations and better staff satisfaction.

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