What are the benefits of treatment of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) outside the NICU?

Updated: Dec 20, 2017
  • Author: Ashraf H Hamdan, MD, MBBCh, MSc, MRCP, FAAP; Chief Editor: Santina A Zanelli, MD  more...
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Newborns with NAS are frequently cared for in NICUs. Studies suggest that care for NAS delivered in hospital settings outside of the NICU and outpatient management reduces length of stay and cost. [79, 80]


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