Mortality in very preterm and very low birth weight infants according to place of birth and level of care: results of a national collaborative survey of preterm and very low birth weight infants in The Netherlands.

@article{VerlooveVanhorick1988MortalityIV,
  title={Mortality in very preterm and very low birth weight infants according to place of birth and level of care: results of a national collaborative survey of preterm and very low birth weight infants in The Netherlands.},
  author={S. Pauline Verloove-Vanhorick and Robert A Verwey and M C A Ebeling and Ronald Brand and J. H. J. Ruys},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1988},
  volume={81 3},
  pages={404-11}
}
As part of a collaborative project in the Netherlands in 1983, for which data were collected on 1,338 newborn infants (less than 32 weeks' gestation and/or less than 1,500 g birth weight), all infants were assigned to one of three levels of care according to hospital of birth. Considerable centralization was achieved by antenatal and neonatal transport. Although the uncorrected mortality rates were similar, the mortality odds (adjusted for four and 22 potential confounding perinatal factors… CONTINUE READING

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