The Vermont Oxford Network quality indicators in this section apply only to babies requiring care in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Intensive care of newborns occurs at Kosair Children's Hospital and Norton Suburban Hospital . The Vermont Oxford Network is a voluntary collaboration of over 900 Neonatal Intensive Care Units around the world. In the statistics below, a score of 1.00 is exactly average, and lower numbers represent better performance. These statistics are for NICU babies born in 2011, the most recent year of data available from the Network.
Technical notes. This section displays standardized ratios, which are calculated as the hospital’s actual rate divided by the rate expected for average performance with the complexity of patients in the NICU. The Vermont Oxford Network uses multivariate statistical models to estimate the "expected" number, and adjusts the ratios to take variability and number of cases into account.
If you want to see more specific information on Norton Healthcare's Neonatal Intensive Care services, please click here . It will show the birth-weight adjusted rates (%) of all indicators we monitored. Typically, babies with a low birthweight are more prone to complications compared to babies of normal birthweight. NHC rates are showing the combined rates for Kosair Children's Hospital and Norton Suburban Hospital.