In the Editor's Note to the Original Contribution entitled "The Safety
of Newborn Early Discharge" published in the July 23/30, 1997, issue of THE
JOURNAL (1997;278:266 h), an incorrect statement
was made. The first sentence should have read as follows: "Recent national
legislation mandates insurance coverage for up to 48 hours following delivery
for mothers and their newborns, with length of stay determined by the physician
or midwife and the patient, despite limited research on this topic."
Incorrect Statement. JAMA. 1998;279(3):198. doi:10.1001/jama.279.3.198