All hospitals should set policies that require the discharge of every newborn in a car safety seat that is appropriate for the infant's maturity and medical condition. Discharge policies for newborns should include a parent education component, regular review of educational materials, and periodic in-service education for responsible staff. Appropriate child restraint systems should become a benefit of coverage by Medicaid, managed care organizations, and other third-party insurers.
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American Academy of Pediatrics| October 01 1999
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Committee on Injury and Poison Prevention; Safe Transportation of Newborns at Hospital Discharge. Pediatrics October 1999; 104 (4): 986–987. 10.1542/peds.104.4.986
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