Workload and short-term outcome of babies weighing 2,500 grams or more at birth admitted to the paediatric unit of the Rotunda Hospital.

@article{Rohininath2005WorkloadAS,
  title={Workload and short-term outcome of babies weighing 2,500 grams or more at birth admitted to the paediatric unit of the Rotunda Hospital.},
  author={T. Rohininath and Liam A F O'Connell and Katie Sheehan and David Corcoran and Tom G. Matthews and Thomas A Clarke},
  journal={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians},
  year={2005},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={139-43}
}
BACKGROUND Audit is important in ensuring adequate use of resources and maintaining optimum standards of care. Most of the emphasis in neonatal audit is focused on very low birth weight infants. However, term and near-term infants account for a significant proportion of the workload in neonatal units and warrant regular audit. In addition, audit of these infants may be useful as a marker of the organisation of the perinatal service. METHODS A retrospective audit was performed of all infants… CONTINUE READING

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