Levels of Neonatal Care

  title={Levels of Neonatal Care},
  author={W. Barfield and L. Papile and J. Baley and W. Benitz and J. Cummings and W. Carlo and P. Kumar and R. Polin and R. Tan and K. Watterberg and G. Macones and A. Jefferies and R. Mainous and T. Raju and K. Wang and Jim Couto},
  pages={587 - 597}
  • W. Barfield, L. Papile, +13 authors Jim Couto
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Provision of risk-appropriate care for newborn infants and mothers was first proposed in 1976. This updated policy statement provides a review of data supporting evidence for a tiered provision of care and reaffirms the need for uniform, nationally applicable definitions and consistent standards of service for public health to improve neonatal outcomes. Facilities that provide hospital care for newborn infants should be classified on the basis of functional capabilities, and these facilities… CONTINUE READING
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