NICU Follow Up and Neurodevelopment 5: Impact of Parents and Social Determinants of Health
Cecile Yama, MD (she/her/hers)
Post Doctorate Fellow/ National Clinician Scholar
University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
Los Angeles, California, United States
Ours is the first study to examine the association between social needs and healthcare utilization in a NICU discharge population. Infants with SN had higher rates of hospitalizations, total encounters, and no-shows. Though our study is limited by potential confounding and generalizability, due to our sample size, it represents early evidence for screening for social needs in the NICU population as a predictor of increased no-show rates and healthcare utilization.