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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.

Hein HA. Evaluation of a rural perinatal care system. J Pediatr. 1980;66(4):540-546.

Link: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/66/4/540

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, INTER-HOSPITAL SYSTEMS, Maternal/In-Utero Transport Systems, Agreement for Level III Hospital to Accept All Patients, Perinatal Committees/Councils, STATE

Intervention Results:

  • The intervention in Iowa focused on increasing both level III and level II VLBW births due to population density concerns in Iowa.
  • Among all VLBW infants, there were changes in the birth location distribution. Of these infants, there was a statistically significant increase in percentage born in level III hospitals from 6.7% to 22.6% (p<0.05)1 and an increase in births in level II hospitals from 26.9% to 35.6%. The percentage born in level I centers decreased from 68.2% to 41.8%.

Hein HA, & Burmeister LF. The effect of ten years of regionalized perinatal health care in Iowa, U.S.A. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 1986;21(1):33-48.

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3956827

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, INTER-HOSPITAL SYSTEMS, Maternal/In-Utero Transport Systems, Agreement for Level III Hospital to Accept All Patients, STATE, Funding Support, Perinatal Committees/Councils

Intervention Results:

  • The intervention in Iowa focused on increasing both level III and level II VLBW births due to population density concerns in Iowa.
  • Among all VLBW infants, there was a statistically significant change in the distribution of VLBW births (p<0.001). Of these infants, there was an increase in percentage born in level III hospitals from 6.7% to 35.3% and an increase in level II hospitals from 30.6% to 42.9%. The percentage born in level I centers decreased from 62.7% to 21.8%.
   

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