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Neonatal Netw. 2007 Sep-Oct;26(5):301-11.

Neonatal back transport: perspectives from parents of Medicaid-insured infants and providers.

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Depaul University, Chicago, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To examine parents' and health care providers' perceptions of back transport from a tertiary care neonatal intensive care unit to a community hospital.

DESIGN:

Qualitative, hypothesis-generating, cross-sectional study utilizing focus group methodology.

SAMPLE:

Participants included 12 parents of back-transported infants insured by Medicaid, 6 regional NICU health care providers, and 17 community hospital special care nursery health care providers.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

Participant perceptions of factors that support or impede successful back transport.

RESULTS:

Data from the focus groups were analyzed to identify five main themes: early communication about back transport, preparing parents for back transport, communication between hospitals at the time of back transport, follow-up and information exchange after back transport, and improving the back-transport experience for parents.

PMID:
17926660
DOI:
10.1891/0730-0832.26.5.301
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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