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
New findings show that the practice of delayed cord clamping varies widely across hospitals in California. A total of 52 California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC) member hospitals submitted data on delayed cord clamping (DCC) in 2016, and hospital rates of DCC were found to range from 0 to 74.5 percent. Overall, infants <32 weeks or with a birth weight of <1500 grams were more likely to receive DCC, though many hospitals reported significant gaps in data collection.