Mortality in low birth weight infants according to level of neonatal care at hospital of birth

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From: Pediatrics(Vol. 109, Issue 5)
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Document Type: Article
Length: 6,455 words

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Objective. In 1976, the Committee on Perinatal Health recommended that hospitals with no neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or intermediate NICUs transfer high-risk mothers and infants that weigh Methods. Birth certificates of 16 732 singleton infants who had a BW of Results. Compared with birth in a hospital with a regional NICU, risk-adjusted mortality of infants with BW of Conclusions. These results support the recommendation that hospitals with no NICU or intermediate NICUs transfer high-risk mothers with estimated fetal weight of

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