Journal article

The International Network for Evaluating Outcomes (iNeo) of neonates: evolution, progress and opportunities

Prakesh S Shah, Kei Lui, Brian Reichman, Mikael Norman, Satoshi Kusuda, Liisa Lehtonen, Mark Adams, Maximo Vento, Brian A Darlow, Neena Modi, Franca Rusconi, Stellan Hakansson, Laura San Feliciano, Kjell K Helenius, Dirk Bassler, Shinya Hirano, Shoo K Lee, Peter Marshall, Peter Schmidt, Anjali Dhawan Show all

TRANSLATIONAL PEDIATRICS | AME PUBL CO | Published : 2019

Abstract

Neonates born very preterm (before 32 weeks' gestational age), are a significant public health concern because of their high-risk of mortality and life-long disability. In addition, caring for very preterm neonates can be expensive, both during their initial hospitalization and their long-term cost of permanent impairments. To address these issues, national and regional neonatal networks around the world collect and analyse data from their constituents to identify trends in outcomes, and conduct benchmarking, audit and research. Improving neonatal outcomes and reducing health care costs is a global problem that can be addressed using collaborative approaches to assess practice variation betw..

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