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Screening Newborns

Experts agree that newborn bilirubin levels should be checked prior to discharge to detect and treat jaundice. If not detected and treated early, jaundice can cause irreversible brain damage resulting in permanent visual, muscular or other disabilities and even death.

 

Patients Included in the Measure

  • Inpatients (Patients who are admitted to the hospital for at least one overnight stay)

  • Adults