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Schiltz NK, Finkelstein Rosenthal B, Crowley MA
Rehospitalization during the first year of life by insurance status.
The authors assessed the association of insurance status on infant rehospitalization in a population-based setting. They found that Medicaid coverage and being uninsured were strong predictors of rehospitalizations, with Medicaid bearing a disproportionate share of the economic burden. Normal birth weight infants had the lowest risk. They further found that jaundice and acute bronchiolitis were the leading causes of rehospitalization within 30 days and 1 year, respectively.
Citation: Schiltz NK, Finkelstein Rosenthal B, Crowley MA . Rehospitalization during the first year of life by insurance status. Clin Pediatr 2014 Aug;53(9):845-53. doi: 10.1177/0009922814536924.
Keywords: Health Insurance, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Hospital Readmissions, Newborns/Infants, Medicaid, Newborns/Infants
Palmsten K, Huybrechts KF, Kowal MK
Validity of maternal and infant outcomes within nationwide Medicaid data.
The researchers aimed to assess the validity of preeclampsia, congenital cardiac malformations, and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn diagnoses in the U.S. Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX), a database that may be useful for perinatal research. The positive predictive values were conservative, particularly when restricting to infants not transferred to another facility shortly after birth because only records from a single hospitalization were reviewed.
Citation: Palmsten K, Huybrechts KF, Kowal MK . Validity of maternal and infant outcomes within nationwide Medicaid data. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2014 Jun;23(6):646-55. doi: 10.1002/pds.3627..
Keywords: Newborns/Infants, Maternal Care, Outcomes, Medicaid