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Nugent RR. Perinatal regionalization in North Carolina, 1967-1979: services, programs, referral patterns, and perinatal mortality rate declines for very low birthweight infants. N C Med J. 1982;43(7):513-515.

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6956811

NPM: 3: Perinatal Regionalization
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): HOSPITAL, Development/Improvement of Services, Continuing Education of Hospital Providers, Needs Assessment, POPULATION-BASED SYSTEMS, STATE, Policy/Guideline (State), Funding Support, Perinatal Committees/Councils, Increased Reimbursement

Intervention Results:

Among all VLBW infants, there was a change in birth location distribution. Of these infants, the percentage born in level III hospitals increased from 25.7% in period one to 46.8% in period four. The percentage born in level II hospitals decreased from 41.7% to 36% and the percentage born in level I also decreased from 32.6% to 17.2%. The authors do not comment on the statistical significance of these results.

Lessaris KJ, Annibale DJ, Southgate WM, Hulsey TC, Ohning BL. Effects of changing health care financial policy on very low birthweight neonatal outcomes. South Med J. 2002;95(4):426-430.

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11958241

NPM: 3: Perinatal Regionalization
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): Increased Reimbursement, STATE, POPULATION-BASED SYSTEMS

Intervention Results:

The overall birth location distribution of VLBW births did not significantly change after intervention (p=0.375).
   

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