Defining quality of care indicators for neonatal intensive care units independent of maternal risk factors.

@article{Ekelem1990DefiningQO,
  title={Defining quality of care indicators for neonatal intensive care units independent of maternal risk factors.},
  author={I Ekelem and H. William Taeusch},
  journal={Journal of the National Medical Association},
  year={1990},
  volume={82 5},
  pages={345-50}
}
Observed and birthweight-specific neonatal mortality rates have been used for assessing quality of neonatal care, but these are crude and affected by risk characteristics of the population served. Even when neonatal mortality rate is corrected for four risk factors, race, sex, birthweight, and multiple births, (California Data Research Facility, Santa Barbara, CA) it is possible that the corrected neonatal mortality rate is not comparable among institutions because of population differences not… CONTINUE READING