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Treatments and Tests Your Baby may not Need in the Hospital (AAP)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Procedures
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: American Academy of Pediatrics
Format: PDF
Most recent update: 03/06/2022
Premature babies often need tests or treatments in the hospital. Some tests and treatments have side effects and risks. So it’s important to get just the ones your baby needs. Here are some common tests and treatments your baby may not need.