Early Treatment For Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Palliative Approach

Title

Early Treatment For Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Palliative Approach

Creator

Hudson J; Mayo R; Dickes L; Chen L; Sherrill WW; Summey J; Dalton B; Dankovich K

Identifier

10.1055/s-0036-1596054

Publisher

American Journal of Perinatology

Date

2017

Description

Objective To describe medical, safety, and health care utilization outcomes associated with an early treatment model for neonatal opioid withdrawal. Study Design This is a retrospective review of 117 opioid-exposed infants born in a large regional hospital and treated in the level I nursery with methadone initiated within 48 hours of birth. Results For this cohort, mean length of stay was 8.3 days. Hospital safety events were infrequent; there were no medication errors or deaths. Within 30 days of discharge, 14% of infants visited the emergency department; 7% were readmitted. Per birth, mean hospital charges were $10,946.96; mean costs were $5,908.93. Conclusion This study is the first to describe an early treatment model in a low-acuity nursery to prevent severe neonatal opioid withdrawal. The described model may be safe, effective, low-cost, and feasible for replication.

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Citation List Month

July 2017 List

Citation

Hudson J; Mayo R; Dickes L; Chen L; Sherrill WW; Summey J; Dalton B; Dankovich K, “Early Treatment For Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Palliative Approach,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 5, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/10954.

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