NYMC Faculty Publications

Title

Impact of Neonatologist Availability on Preterm Survival without Morbidities

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2018

Department

Epidemiology and Community Health

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: We assessed birth hospital level and neonatal outcomes within a model of regionalization featuring neonatologists at all levels of care, including well-baby nurseries without an accompanying neonatal intensive care unit. METHODS: Data were analyzed by NY State adaptation of American Academy of Pediatrics defined levels of care; n = 998, 23-30 weeks gestational age, 400-1250 g birth weight, and admitted to the regional center (2006-2015). Primary outcomes were survival, neurologic survival, and intact survival. RESULTS: Level III hospitals transferred 82% of neonates >/=24 h of life compared to

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