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Nowakowski, L., Barfield, W. D., Kroelinger, C. D., Lauver, C. B., Lawler, M. H., White, V. A., & Ramos, L. R. (2012). Assessment of state measures of risk-appropriate care for very low birth weight infants and recommendations for enhancing regionalized state systems. Maternal and child health journal, 16(1), 217-227.


NPM: 3: Perinatal Regionalization
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): STATE, Policy/Guideline (State), Funding Support, POPULATION-BASED SYSTEMS, Telemedicine Systems, PATIENT/CONSUMER, Educational Material

Intervention Results:

Regulation of regionalization programs, data surveillance, review of adverse events, and consideration of geography and demographics were identified as mechanisms facilitating better measurement of risk-appropriate care. Antenatal or neonatal transfer arrangements, telemedicine networks, acquisition of funding, provision of financial incentives, and patient education comprised state actions for improving risk-appropriate care.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.