Admission of term infants to neonatal intensive care: a population-based study.

@article{Tracy2007AdmissionOT,
  title={Admission of term infants to neonatal intensive care: a population-based study.},
  author={Sally Katherine Tracy and Mark B. Tracy and Elizabeth H. Sullivan},
  journal={Birth},
  year={2007},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={301-7}
}
BACKGROUND Neonatal intensive care and special care nurseries provide a level of care that is both high in cost and low in volume. The aim of our study was to determine the rate of admission of term babies to neonatal intensive care in association with each method of giving birth among low-risk women. METHODS We examined the records of 1,001,249 women who gave birth in Australia during 1999 to 2002 using data from the National Perinatal Data Collection. Among low-risk women, we calculated the… CONTINUE READING

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