|Neonatal Intensive Care|
According to the study, premature babies born in high-level NICU hospitals had signiﬁcantly fewer in-hospital neonatal deaths in all three states. Furthermore, women who gave birth in a high-level NICU hospital were more likely to have either a pre-existing comorbid condition such as gestational diabetes or a complication of pregnancy such as preterm labor. Babies who were born in high-level NICU hospitals had a younger gestational age on average.
|Tiny Baby Receives Excellent Care at High-Level NICU|
In unadjusted analyses, hospitals with a high-level NICU had higher neonatal death rates. However, after adjusting for factors such as gestational age at birth and other compounding complications and factors, the researchers discovered that delivering at a high-level NICU hospital offered better outcomes for premature babies than premature babies born in other hospital settings.
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