Assessment of the newborn prenatally exposed to drugs: The history.


Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Electronic address: [Email]


This paper reviews the history of the development of scoring tools used to assess the occurrence and severity of the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Beginning with the first tools published in 1975, this review describes tools published through 2010; identifies each tool's strengths and weaknesses; and discusses their representation in the literature.


Assessment,Neonatal abstinence syndrome,Reliability,Validity,

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