Estimating neonatal length of stay for babies born very preterm

Seaton et al, et al, PMJ, ADC, fetal & neonatal edition 2017

Abstract

Objective: To predict length of stay in neonatal care for all admissions of very preterm singleton babies.

Setting: All neonatal units in England.

Patients Singleton babies born at 24–31 weeks gestational age from 2011 to 2014. Data were extracted from the National Neonatal Research Database.

Conclusions: These results can be used in the counselling of parents about length of stay and the risk of mortality. Full article:http://fn.bmj.com/content/fetalneonatal/early/2018/03/27/archdischild-2017–314405.full.pdf