Level and volume of neonatal intensive care and mortality in very-low-birth-weight infants.

@article{Phibbs2007LevelAV,
  title={Level and volume of neonatal intensive care and mortality in very-low-birth-weight infants.},
  author={Ciaran S Phibbs and Laurence C Baker and Aaron B. Caughey and Beate H Danielsen and Susan K. Schmitt and Roderic H. Phibbs},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={356 21},
  pages={
          2165-75
        }
}
BACKGROUND There has been a large increase in both the number of neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in community hospitals and the complexity of the cases treated in these units. We examined differences in neonatal mortality among infants with very low birth weight (below 1500 g) among NICUs with various levels of care and different volumes of very-low-birth-weight infants. METHODS We linked birth certificates, hospital discharge abstracts (including interhospital transfers), and fetal and… Expand
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