Neonatal mortality for very low birth weight deliveries in South Carolina by level of hospital perinatal service.

@article{Menard1998NeonatalMF,
  title={Neonatal mortality for very low birth weight deliveries in South Carolina by level of hospital perinatal service.},
  author={M. Kathryn Menard and Qing Liu and E A Holgren and William M. Sappenfield},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1998},
  volume={179 2},
  pages={374-81}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether neonatal mortality rates for very low birth weight (500 to 1499 g) infants born in South Carolina differ by level of perinatal services available at the hospital of birth. STUDY DESIGN Linked live birth certificates and infant death certificates for 1993 through 1995 were used. Birth weight-specific neonatal mortality rates among 2375 very low birth weight infants were estimated and analyzed by race and by level of perinatal… CONTINUE READING