Journal article

Survival in Very Preterm Infants: An International Comparison of 10 National Neonatal Networks.

Kjell Helenius, Gunnar Sjörs, Prakesh S Shah, Neena Modi, Brian Reichman, Naho Morisaki, Satoshi Kusuda, Kei Lui, Brian A Darlow, Dirk Bassler, Stellan Håkansson, Mark Adams, Maximo Vento, Franca Rusconi, Tetsuya Isayama, Shoo K Lee, Liisa Lehtonen, undefined International Network for Evaluating Outcomes (iNeo) of Neonates

Pediatrics | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To compare survival rates and age at death among very preterm infants in 10 national and regional neonatal networks. METHODS: A cohort study of very preterm infants, born between 24 and 29 weeks' gestation and weighing <1500 g, admitted to participating neonatal units between 2007 and 2013 in the International Network for Evaluating Outcomes of Neonates. Survival was compared by using standardized ratios (SRs) comparing survival in each network to the survival estimate of the whole population. RESULTS: Network populations differed with respect to rates of cesarean birth, exposure to antenatal steroids and birth in nontertiary hospitals. Network SRs for survival were highest in Ja..

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