Reduction in mortality for VLBW infants
Referral of VLBW infants for follow-up care
Reduction in hypothermic admissions
Decrease in the rate of healthcare-associated infections
In the spirit of continuous quality improvement, CPQCC has begun recognizing NICUs and HRIF Clinics which have improved the timeliness of their referrals of eligible high-risk infants to follow-up care. During last year's data finalization process, we noticed that some centers were referring infants to HRIF anywhere between 6-12 months after the patient was discharged home.