William W Ausbon

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Survival for low-birth-weight infants has traditionally been analyzed by birth weight categories spanning considerable ranges of weight. We developed a finer description of survival rates to allow estimation of survival percentages for infants of any specific birth weight between 500 and 2500 gm. Our sample consisted of 16,183 infants treated in tertiary(More)
The perinatal outreach plan of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, and the Naples Community Hospital is described. From June 1988 through May 1989, 79 high-risk pregnant patients were evaluated at a monthly clinic at the hospital. The main indications for referral were intrauterine growth(More)
This study assessed the potential impact of the federal neonatal diagnosis-related group (DRG) pricing system upon reimbursement to a state neonatal intensive care program. Data for length of intensive care unit stay, procedures, hospital charges, and audited cost reports from the state of Florida's ten regional neonatal intensive care centers were analyzed(More)
Neonatal intensive care unit survivors (N = 494) from 10 tertiary care centers were evaluated over the first 4 to 5 years of life to determine the relative contributions of birth weight and sociodemographic factors to mental development. Six sociodemographic factors were studied: sex, race, family income, and mother's marital status, age, and educational(More)
This study assessed the impact of the Federal Neonatal Diagnostic Related Group (DRG) payment system on the Neonatal Intensive Care Program of the State of Florida. Hospital charges of $118 million, representing 8500 neonates, from the State's ten regionalized neonatal intensive care centers born in fiscal years 1980-1984 were analyzed. When analyzed,(More)