Levels of neonatal care.

Academic Article


  • Provision of risk-appropriate care for newborn infants and mothers was first proposed in 1976. This updated policy statement provides a review of data supporting evidence for a tiered provision of care and reaffirms the need for uniform, nationally applicable definitions and consistent standards of service for public health to improve neonatal outcomes. Facilities that provide hospital care for newborn infants should be classified on the basis of functional capabilities, and these facilities should be organized within a regionalized system of perinatal care.
  • Authors

    Published In

  • Pediatrics  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Critical Illness, Female, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Infant, Premature, Infant, Very Low Birth Weight, Intensive Care Units, Neonatal, Intensive Care, Neonatal, Pregnancy
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    Author List

  • American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Fetus And Newborn
  • Start Page

  • 587
  • End Page

  • 597
  • Volume

  • 130
  • Issue

  • 3