Score for neonatal acute physiology and phlebotomy blood loss predict erythrocyte transfusions in premature infants.


OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that utilization of a previously described measure of acuity (ie, the score for neonatal acute physiology [SNAP]) during the first 7 postnatal days predicts which infants with a birth weight of 1500 g or less received erythrocyte transfusion during the initial hospitalization. DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING A… (More)