What does Inborn and Outborn infantsmean?

  1. I'm not familiar with those terms, inborn and outborn infants.
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  3. by   KRVRN
    Inborn probably refers to infants born in that facility while outborn refers to infants transferred to that facility from another facility.

    If that doesn't make sense to the context you saw it in... what context did you see it in?
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Never heard of those terms, except the rude referral to "inborns" in certain populations. I am sure that is not what is meant here.
  5. by   BRANDY LPN
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    Never heard of those terms, except the rude referral to "inborns" in certain populations. I am sure that is not what is meant here.
    I may be opening a can of worms here, but can you explain Deb? I have never heard that term, either in a hospital setting or as a "rude referral". I can kinda "get" the inference but in what setting and population have you heard this, just curious.... don't answer if you feel it would "start something" I dont really want a big nasty debate I am just ignorant to the useage of this term and I hate being ignorant about anything lol.
  6. by   llg
    As another poster said, the term "inborn" has been used for years to refer to those babies born inside the facilty. "Outborn" is used to refer to those babies born anywhere else. The distinction is mostly used by those concerned with the statistics relative to those babies. Many referal centers keep separate stats for their inborn and outborn populations.

    llg
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    You know, I stupidly MISPOKE. I was thinking of the term "inbred" not inborn. Sorry for the faux pas on my part. I am gonna go crawl into my hole now.......

    We never use these terms in my hospital. I have never seen them before here. Learn something new each day.
  8. by   madwife2002
    Quote from llg
    As another poster said, the term "inborn" has been used for years to refer to those babies born inside the facilty. "Outborn" is used to refer to those babies born anywhere else. The distinction is mostly used by those concerned with the statistics relative to those babies. Many referal centers keep separate stats for their inborn and outborn populations.

    llg
    I presume it refers to baby born in the hospital and babies born in the car park, supermarket, home ect
    You would need stats for say home births which would be out born.

    What term is used for babies born before arrival of professional we call them BBA's here in Uk
  9. by   llg
    Quote from madwife2002
    I presume it refers to baby born in the hospital and babies born in the car park, supermarket, home ect
    You would need stats for say home births which would be out born.

    What term is used for babies born before arrival of professional we call them BBA's here in Uk
    I'm sorry if I didn't make myself clear. Outborn babies are born in other hospitals and transported to the regional referal center for specializedm care. The terms is not used just for babies born "outside" of any hospital in general.

    llg
  10. by   BRANDY LPN
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    You know, I stupidly MISPOKE. I was thinking of the term "inbred" not inborn. Sorry for the faux pas on my part. I am gonna go crawl into my hole now.......

    We never use these terms in my hospital. I have never seen them before here. Learn something new each day.
    I am glad b/c I really wanted to know what it meant as a "rude term" but was also really afraid of the answer lol.

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