Locations and outcomes of premature births in Arkansas.

Academic Article


  • Most (57.6%) of the extremely premature infants were born at a hospital without the availability of neonatal and MFM specialists, and 38.4% of the very premature were born at a hospital without a neonatologist. Increasing evidence indicates that delivery at a Level 3 facility results in better survival for these high risk infants. Health professionals, administrators and policy leaders could fashion new approaches to obstetrical care in Arkansas to improve neonatal outcomes.
  • Authors

    Pubmed Id

  • 2864623
  • Author List

  • Nugent R; Golden WE; Hall W; Bronstein J; Grimes D; Lowery C
  • Start Page

  • 258
  • End Page

  • 259
  • Volume

  • 107
  • Issue

  • 12