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Chronic lung disease and survival in 4 tertiary neonatal units.
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PMID:  10732309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: To compare mortality and respiratory morbidity in preterm infants born at 4 United Kingdom centers during 1994 and 1995. METHOD: Collection of CRIB scores, respiratory parameters and mortality rates from unit databases. RESULTS: Mortality in center A was 27% (actual number of deaths 36/135), in center B was 30% (39/130), in center C was 28% (51/182), in center D was 39% (60/156). The rate of chronic lung disease (36 week definition) in center A was 16%, in center B was 12%, in center C was 13%, in center D was 15%. The predicted number of deaths by CRIB scores in center A was 54 (95% confidence intervals 45-63), in center B was 33 (25-41), in center C was 53 (43-63), in center D was 46 (37-56). CONCLUSION: Center A had a lower than predicted mortality. Center D had a higher than predicted mortality. There is an urgent need for a national neonatal database to allow comparison between center and to identify reasons for variation in outcomes.
S J Clark; E S Draper; D Field; N J Shaw
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatal medicine     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0300-5577     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Med     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-04-14     Completed Date:  2000-04-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361031     Medline TA:  J Perinat Med     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  490-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Neonatal Unit, Liverpool Women's Hospital, U. K.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Chronic Disease
Gestational Age
Infant Mortality
Infant, Newborn
Intensive Care, Neonatal*
Lung Diseases / mortality*,  therapy
Oxygen / therapeutic use
Regression Analysis
Survival Rate
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