Levels of Neonatal Care

  title={Levels of Neonatal Care},
  author={Wanda D. Barfield and Lu Ann Papile and Jill E. Baley and William E. Benitz and James J Cummings and Waldemar A. Carlo and Praveen Kumar and Richard A. Polin and Rosemarie C. Tan and Kristi L. Watterberg and George A. Macones and Ann L. Jefferies and Rosalie O. Mainous and Tonse N K Raju and Kasper S. Wang and Jim Couto},
  pages={587 - 597}
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… 

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