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The changing landscape of perinatal regionalization.

CPQCC Publication
TitleThe changing landscape of perinatal regionalization.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsKunz SN, Phibbs CS, Profit J
JournalSemin Perinatol
Date Published2020 06

Regionalization, which emphasizes matching patient needs with the capabilities of the hospital in which care is provided, has long been a recommended approach to reducing neonatal morbidity and mortality. Over the past decade, research methods surrounding the measurement and evaluation of such programs have improved, thus strengthening arguments for implementation of these strategies. However, regionalization policies vary widely across regions and between countries, with potential impacts on neonatal outcomes as well as costs of care. It is important to account for geographic and other regional differences when determining the feasibility of regionalization for a specific region, as certain areas and populations may need particular consideration in order for regionalization policies to be successful.

Alternate JournalSemin Perinatol
PubMed ID32248957
Grant ListK08 HS025749 / HS / AHRQ HHS / United States