Reduction in mortality for very low birth weight infants
Referral of very low birth weight infants for follow-up care
Reduction in hypothermic admissions of very low birth weight infants
Decrease in the rate of healthcare-associated infections
Rates of survival without major complications have improved for the smallest babies born in California, according to a study led by researchers at Stanford School of Medicine and the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC). Authors credit biomedical science, real-time data measurement, and quality improvement initiatives with helping to advance this promising trend in neonatology.