Gastroenterology Research, ISSN 1918-2805 print, 1918-2813 online, Open Access
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Volume 12, Number 2, April 2019, pages 93-95

A Novel Care Model for Neonatal Intestinal Failure Patients Is Associated With Cost Savings and Improved Outcomes


Figure 1.
Figure 1. Baseline patient characteristics in the optimal discharge versus historical cohorts.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. Time to NICU discharge amongst infants with intestinal failure utilizing optimal discharge criteria versus historical management practices.


Table 1. Optimal Discharge Timing Criteria for Neonates With Intestinal Failure
A neonate can be considered for discharge and outpatient gastroenterology follow-up when:
  Continuous enteral feedings of at least 5 mL/h for 48 h are tolerated
  An indwelling central venous catheter appropriate for home use is in place
  Parenteral nutrition is cycled to at least 20 h/day or less and tolerated
  No other medical conditions requiring NICU care are present