Improving systems in perinatal care: quality, not quantity.

  title={Improving systems in perinatal care: quality, not quantity.},
  author={Wanda Denise Barfield},
  volume={307 16},
MORE THAN 30 YEARS OF EVIDENCE DEMONstrates improved survival for very low-birthweight (VLBW; 1500 g) or very preterm ( 32 weeks’ gestation) infants born at level III neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) compared with those born at lower-level facilities. However, little is known about the components of the quality of care provided within these NICUs. In this issue of JAMA, Lake and colleagues consider an important dimension within the NICU—the provision of neonatal nursing care. Neonatal… CONTINUE READING
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