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NICU


All indicators listed in this section apply only to babies requiring care in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Intensive care of newborns occurs at both Norton Women's and Kosair Children's Hospital and Kosair Children's Hospital. Rates shown for the indicators listed below are adjusted for the baby's birthweight. 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 Women's and Kosair Children's Hospital. Thus NHC aggregated performance is compared to a national average of all neonatal intensive care unit types. However, to make comparisons more meaningful Kosair Children's Hospital’s performance is compared to a national average for type C units (units that care for babies who may need major surgery). In the same fashion Norton Women's and Kosair Children's Hospital’s performance is compared to a national average for type A units (those do not care for babies who need major surgery).

Neonatal ICU - % of patients who died in the hospital by birthweight, risk-adj
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) who died in the hospital during the reporting period per 100 discharges/deaths. Risk-adjusted for birth weight.(Vermont Oxford) mortality, all birthweights low       2.6 3.7 3.2    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight equal to 750 grams (1.7 lbs) or less who died in the hospital during the reporting period per 100 discharges/deaths. Risk-adjusted for birth weight.(Vermont Oxford) mortality, <=750 g low       # 26.3 34.7    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 751-1000 grams (1.7-2.2 lbs) who died in the hospital during the reporting period per 100 discharges/deaths. Risk-adjusted for birth weight.(Vermont Oxford) mortality, 751-1000 g low       # 8.3 9.4    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 1001-1500 grams (2.2-3.3 lbs) who died in the hospital during the reporting period per 100 discharges/deaths. Risk-adjusted for birth weight.(Vermont Oxford) mortality, 1001-1500 g low       2.3 2.2 2.2    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 1501-2500 grams (3.3-5.5 lbs) who died in the hospital during the reporting period per 100 discharges/deaths. Risk-adjusted for birth weight.(Vermont Oxford) mortality, 1501-2500 g low       1.1 2.3 1.9    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight greater than 2500 grams (5.5 lbs) who died in the hospital during the reporting period per 100 discharges/deaths. Risk-adjusted for birth weight.(Vermont Oxford) mortality, >2500 g low       0.8 2.5 1.8    
Neonatal ICU - % of babies born 7 or more weeks prematurely receiving supplemental oxygen near term, risk-adj
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a rounded gestational age of 32 weeks or less per 100 who required supplemental oxygen at adjusted gestational age of 36 weeks, who were discharged during the reporting period. Supplemental O2 need at 36 weeks or later is considered an indicator of possible chronic lung disease. Chronic lung disease is a condition in which damaged tissue in a baby's lungs causes breathing and health problems. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to patients with an estimated rounded gestational age of 32 weeks or less who were either in the NICU on the date of week 36 or were transferred or discharged prior to week 36. A patient is considered to have chronic lung disease if any of the following apply: (a) The patient is still in the NICU on the date they turn 36 weeks gestational age (full term is 40 weeks) and receives supplemental oxygen on day of 36 weeks, (b) the patient is discharged home on or after the date they tu rn 34 weeks gestational age and before the date they turn 36 weeks gestational age and is on oxygen when discharged, or transferred to another facility.(Vermont Oxford) supplemental oxygen near term, all birthweights low       13.7 20.5 18.2    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight of 750 grams (1.7 lbs) or less and a rounded gestational age of 32 weeks or less per 100 who required supplemental oxygen at adjusted gestational age of 36 weeks, who were discharged during the reporting period. Supplemental O2 need at 36 weeks or later is considered an indicator of possible chronic lung disease. Chronic lung disease is a condition in which damaged tissue in a baby's lungs causes breathing and health problems. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to patients with an estimated rounded gestational age of 32 weeks or less who were either in the NICU on the date of week 36 or were transferred or discharged prior to week 36. A patient is considered to have chronic lung disease if any of the following apply: (a) The patient is still in the NICU on the date they turn 36 weeks gestational age (full term is 40 weeks) and receives supplemental oxygen on day of 36 weeks, (b) the patie nt is discharged home on or after the date they turn 34 weeks gestational age and before the date they turn 36 weeks gestational age and is on oxygen when discharged, or (c) the infant is transferred to another hospital on or after the date they turn 34 weeks gestational age and before the date they turn 36 weeks gestational age, is not readmitted, and is on oxygen when discharged.(Vermont Oxford) supplemental oxygen near term, <=750 g low       # 54.8 60.0    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 751-1000 grams (1.7-2.2 lbs) and a rounded gestational age of 32 weeks per 100 who required supplemental oxygen at adjusted gestational age of 36 weeks, who were discharged during the reporting period. Supplemental O2 need at 36 weeks or later is considered an indicator of possible chronic lung disease. Chronic lung disease is a condition in which damaged tissue in a baby's lungs causes breathing and health problems. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to patients with an estimated rounded gestational age of 32 weeks or less who were either in the NICU on the date of week 36 or were transferred or discharged prior to week 36. A patient is considered to have chronic lung disease if any of the following apply: (a) The patient is still in the NICU on the date they turn 36 weeks gestational age (full term is 40 weeks) and receives supplemental oxygen on day of 36 weeks, (b) the patient is discharged home on or after the date they turn 34 weeks gestational age and before the date they turn 36 weeks gestational age and is on oxygen when discharged, or (c) the infant is transferred to another hospital on or after the date they turn 34 weeks gestational age and before the date they turn 36 weeks gestational age, is not readmitted, and is on oxygen when discharged.(Vermont Oxford) supplemental oxygen near term, 751-1000 g low       # 46.3 45.3    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 1001-1500 grams (2.2-3.3 lbs) and a rounded gestational age of 32 weeks or less per 100 who required supplemental oxygen at adjusted gestational age of 36 weeks, who were discharged during the reporting period. Supplemental O2 need at 36 weeks or later is considered an indicator of possible chronic lung disease. Chronic lung disease is a condition in which damaged tissue in a baby's lungs causes breathing and health problems. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to patients with an estimated rounded gestational age of 32 weeks or less who were either in the NICU on the date of week 36 or were transferred or discharged prior to week 36. A patient is considered to have chronic lung disease if any of the following apply: (a) The patient is still in the NICU on the date they turn 36 weeks gestational age (full term is 40 weeks) and receives supplemental oxygen on day of 36 weeks, (b) th e patient is discharged home on or after the date they turn 34 weeks gestational age and before the date they turn 36 weeks gestational age and is on oxygen when discharged, or (c) the infant is transferred to another hospital on or after the date they turn 34 weeks gestational age and before the date they turn 36 weeks gestational age, is not readmitted, and is on oxygen when discharged.(Vermont Oxford) supplemental oxygen near term, 1001-1500 g low       7.8 13.3 12.1    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 1501-2500 grams (3.3-5.5 lbs) and a rounded gestational age of 32 weeks or less per 100 who required supplemental oxygen at adjusted gestational age of 36 weeks, who were discharged during the reporting period. Supplemental O2 need at 36 weeks or later is considered an indicator of possible chronic lung disease. Chronic lung disease is a condition in which damaged tissue in a baby's lungs causes breathing and health problems. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to patients with an estimated rounded gestational age of 32 weeks or less who were either in the NICU on the date of week 36 or were transferred or discharged prior to week 36. A patient is considered to have chronic lung disease if any of the following apply: (a) The patient is still in the NICU on the date they turn 36 weeks gestational age (full term is 40 weeks) and receives supplemental oxygen on day of 36 weeks, (b) th e patient is discharged home on or after the date they turn 34 weeks gestational age and before the date they turn 36 weeks gestational age and is on oxygen when discharged, or (c) the infant is transferred to another hospital on or after the date they turn 34 weeks gestational age and before the date they turn 36 weeks gestational age, is not readmitted, and is on oxygen when discharged.(Vermont Oxford) supplemental oxygen near term, 1501-2500 g low       0Quality Ribbon 3.4 2.4    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight greater than 2500 grams (5.5 lbs) and a rounded gestational age of 32 weeks or less per 100 who required supplemental oxygen at adjusted gestational age of 36 weeks, who were discharged during the reporting period. Supplemental O2 need at 36 weeks or later is considered an indicator of possible chronic lung disease. Chronic lung disease is a condition in which damaged tissue in a baby's lungs causes breathing and health problems. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to patients with an estimated rounded gestational age of 32 weeks or less who were either in the NICU on the date of week 36 or were transferred or discharged prior to week 36. A patient is considered to have chronic lung disease if any of the following apply: (a) The patient is still in the NICU on the date they turn 36 weeks gestational age (full term is 40 weeks) and receives supplemental oxygen on day of 36 weeks, (b) the pa tient is discharged home on or after the date they turn 34 weeks gestational age and before the date they turn 36 weeks gestational age and is on oxygen when discharged, or (c) the infant is transferred to another hospital on or after the date they turn 34 weeks gestational age and before the date they turn 36 weeks gestational age, is not readmitted, and is on oxygen when discharged.(Vermont Oxford) supplemental oxygen near term, >2500 g low       # # #    
Neonatal ICU - % of patients with coagulase negative staphylococcus infection by birthweight, risk-adj
Number of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients per 100 with a blood culture or spinal fluid culture positive for coagulase negative staphylococcus after day 3 of life, who were discharged during the reporting period. Coagulase negative staphylococcus is a bacterial pathogen that is often acquired in the hospital. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants in the NICU after day 3 of life. All of the following must apply: (a) Coagulase negative staphylococcus must be recovered from a blood culture obtained from either a central line or peripheral blood sample and/or recovered from cerebrospinal fluid obtained by lumbar puncture, ventricular tap or ventricular drain. (b) Signs of generalized infection are present (such as apnea, temperature instability, feeding intolerance, worsening respiratory distress or hemodynamic instability). (c) The infant is treated with 5 or more days of intravenous antibiotics after the above cultures were obtained.(Vermont Oxford) coagulase negative staphylococcus infection, all birthweights low       0.9 1.5 1.2    
Number of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients with a birth weight of 750 grams (1.7 lbs) or less per 100 with a blood culture or spinal fluid culture positive for coagulase negative staphylococcus after day 3 of life, who were discharged during the reporting period. Coagulase negative staphylococcus is a bacterial pathogen that is often acquired in the hospital. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants in the NICU after day 3 of life. All of the following must apply: (a) Coagulase negative staphylococcus must be recovered from a blood culture obtained from either a central line or peripheral blood sample and/or recovered from cerebrospinal fluid obtained by lumbar puncture, ventricular tap or ventricular drain. (b) Signs of generalized infection are present (such as apnea, temperature instability, feeding intolerance, worsening respiratory distress or hemodynamic instability). (c) The infant is treated with 5 or more days of intravenous antibiotics after the above c ultures were obtained. If the infant died, was discharged, or transferred prior to the completion of 5 days of intravenous antibiotics, this condition would still be met if the intention were to treat for 5 or more days.(Vermont Oxford) coagulase negative staphylococcus infection, <=750 g low       # 8.5 12.8    
Number of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients with a birth weight between 751-1000 grams (1.7-2.2 lbs) per 100 with a blood culture or spinal fluid culture positive for coagulase negative staphylococcus after day 3 of life, who were discharged during the reporting period. Coagulase negative staphylococcus is a bacterial pathogen that is often acquired in the hospital. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants in the NICU after day 3 of life. All of the following must apply: (a) Coagulase negative staphylococcus must be recovered from a blood culture obtained from either a central line or peripheral blood sample and/or recovered from cerebrospinal fluid obtained by lumbar puncture, ventricular tap or ventricular drain. (b) Signs of generalized infection are present (such as apnea, temperature instability, feeding intolerance, worsening respiratory distress or hemodynamic instability). (c) The infant is treated with 5 or more days of intravenous antibiotics after the a bove cultures were obtained. If the infant died, was discharged, or transferred prior to the completion of 5 days of intravenous antibiotics, this condition would still be met if the intention were to treat for 5 or more days.(Vermont Oxford) coagulase negative staphylococcus infection, 751-1000 g low       # 8.1 7.8    
Number of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients with a birth weight between 1001-1500 grams (2.2-3.3 lbs) per 100 with a blood culture or spinal fluid culture positive for coagulase negative staphylococcus after day 3 of life, who were discharged during the reporting period. Coagulase negative staphylococcus is a bacterial pathogen that is often acquired in the hospital. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants in the NICU after day 3 of life. All of the following must apply: (a) Coagulase negative staphylococcus must be recovered from a blood culture obtained from either a central line or peripheral blood sample and/or recovered from cerebrospinal fluid obtained by lumbar puncture, ventricular tap or ventricular drain. (b) Signs of generalized infection are present (such as apnea, temperature instability, feeding intolerance, worsening respiratory distress or hemodynamic instability). (c) The infant is treated with 5 or more days of intravenous antibiotics after the above cultures were obtained. If the infant died, was discharged, or transferred prior to the completion of 5 days of intravenous antibiotics, this condition would still be met if the intention were to treat for 5 or more days.(Vermont Oxford) coagulase negative staphylococcus infection, 1001-1500 g low       2.3 5.2 4.4    
Number of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients with a birth weight between 1501-2500 grams (3.3-5.5 lbs) per 100 with a blood culture or spinal fluid culture positive for coagulase negative staphylococcus after day 3 of life, who were discharged during the reporting period. Coagulase negative staphylococcus is a bacterial pathogen that is often acquired in the hospital. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants in the NICU after day 3 of life. All of the following must apply: (a) Coagulase negative staphylococcus must be recovered from a blood culture obtained from either a central line or peripheral blood sample and/or recovered from cerebrospinal fluid obtained by lumbar puncture, ventricular tap or ventricular drain. (b) Signs of generalized infection are present (such as apnea, temperature instability, feeding intolerance, worsening respiratory distress or hemodynamic instability). (c) The infant is treated with 5 or more days of intravenous antibiotics after the above cultures were obtained. If the infant died, was discharged, or transferred prior to the completion of 5 days of intravenous antibiotics, this condition would still be met if the intention were to treat for 5 or more days.(Vermont Oxford) coagulase negative staphylococcus infection, 1501-2500 g low       0Quality Ribbon 0.5 0.3    
Number of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients with a birth weight greater than 2500 grams (5.5 lbs) per 100 with a blood culture or spinal fluid culture positive for coagulase negative staphylococcus after day 3 of life, who were discharged during the reporting period. Coagulase negative staphylococcus is a bacterial pathogen that is often acquired in the hospital. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants in the NICU after day 3 of life. All of the following must apply: (a) Coagulase negative staphylococcus must be recovered from a blood culture obtained from either a central line or peripheral blood sample and/or recovered from cerebrospinal fluid obtained by lumbar puncture, ventricular tap or ventricular drain. (b) Signs of generalized infection are present (such as apnea, temperature instability, feeding intolerance, worsening respiratory distress or hemodynamic instability). (c) The infant is treated with 5 or more days of intravenous antibiotics after the abov e cultures were obtained. If the infant died, was discharged, or transferred prior to the completion of 5 days of intravenous antibiotics, this condition would still be met if the intention were to treat for 5 or more days.(Vermont Oxford) coagulase negative staphylococcus infection, >2500 g low       0Quality Ribbon 0.3 0.2    
Neonatal ICU - % of patients with fungal infection by birthweight, risk-adj
Number of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients per 100 with a positive fungal culture from a blood or spinal fluid sample after day 3 of life, who were discharged during the reporting period. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. The fungus must be recovered from a blood culture from a central line or peripheral blood sample and/or recovered from cerebrospinal fluid obtained by lumbar puncture, ventricular tap or ventricular drain obtained after day 3 of life.(Vermont Oxford) fungal infection, all birthweights low       0Quality Ribbon 0Quality Ribbon 0Quality Ribbon    
Number of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients with a birth weight of 750 grams (1.7 lbs) or less per 100 with a positive fungal culture from a blood or spinal fluid sample after day 3 of life, who were discharged during the reporting period. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. The fungus must be recovered from a blood culture from a central line or peripheral blood sample and/or recovered from cerebrospinal fluid obtained by lumbar puncture, ventricular tap or ventricular drain obtained after day 3 of life.(Vermont Oxford) fungal infection, <=750 g low       # 0Quality Ribbon 0Quality Ribbon    
Number of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients with a birth weight between 751-1000 grams (1.7-2.2 lbs) per 100 with a positive fungal culture from a blood or spinal fluid sample after day 3 of life, who were discharged during the reporting period. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. The fungus must be recovered from a blood culture from a central line or peripheral blood sample and/or recovered from cerebrospinal fluid obtained by lumbar puncture, ventricular tap or ventricular drain obtained after day 3 of life.(Vermont Oxford) fungal infection, 751-1000 g low       # 0Quality Ribbon 0Quality Ribbon    
Number of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients with a birth weight between 1001-1500 grams (2.2-3.3 lbs) per 100 with a positive fungal culture from a blood or spinal fluid sample after day 3 of life, who were discharged during the reporting period. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. The fungus must be recovered from a blood culture from a central line or peripheral blood sample and/or recovered from cerebrospinal fluid obtained by lumbar puncture, ventricular tap or ventricular drain obtained after day 3 of life.(Vermont Oxford) fungal infection, 1001-1500 g low       0Quality Ribbon 0Quality Ribbon 0Quality Ribbon    
Number of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients with a birth weight between 1501-2500 grams (3.3-5.5 lbs) per 100 with a positive fungal culture from a blood or spinal fluid sample after day 3 of life, who were discharged during the reporting period. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. The fungus must be recovered from a blood culture from a central line or peripheral blood sample and/or recovered from cerebrospinal fluid obtained by lumbar puncture, ventricular tap or ventricular drain obtained after day 3 of life.(Vermont Oxford) fungal infection, 1501-2500 g low       0Quality Ribbon 0Quality Ribbon 0Quality Ribbon    
Number of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients with a birth weight greater than 2500 grams (5.5 lbs) per 100 with a positive fungal culture from a blood or spinal fluid sample after day 3 of life, who were discharged during the reporting period. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. The fungus must be recovered from a blood culture from a central line or peripheral blood sample and/or recovered from cerebrospinal fluid obtained by lumbar puncture, ventricular tap or ventricular drain obtained after day 3 of life.(Vermont Oxford) fungal infection, >2500 g low       0Quality Ribbon 0Quality Ribbon 0Quality Ribbon    
Neonatal ICU - % of patients with intraventricular hemorrhage by birthweight, risk-adj
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) per 100 diagnosed with a periventricular-intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) of grade 1 through 4, who were discharged during the reporting period. IVH is diagnosed by detecting bleeding within the periventricular white matter (motor tracts) or in the ventricles of the brain. It can be associated with long-term disability such as cerebral palsy, developmental delay, and seizures. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who have a cranial ultrasound/MRI/CT exam.(Vermont Oxford) IVH, all birthweights low       16.0 17.3 17.5    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight of less than 750 grams (1.7 lbs) per 100 diagnosed with a periventricular-intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) of grade 1 through 4, who were discharged during the reporting period. IVH is diagnosed by detecting bleeding within the periventricular white matter (motor tracts) or in the ventricles of the brain. It can be associated with long-term disability such as cerebral palsy, developmental delay, and seizures. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who have a cranial ultrasound/MRI/CT exam.(Vermont Oxford) IVH, <=750 g low       # 47.3 46.7    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 751-1000 grams (1.7-2.2 lbs) per 100 diagnosed with a periventricular-intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) of grade 1 through 4, who were discharged during the reporting period. IVH is diagnosed by detecting bleeding within the periventricular white matter (motor tracts) or in the ventricles of the brain. It can be associated with long-term disability such as cerebral palsy, developmental delay, and seizures. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who have a cranial ultrasound/MRI/CT exam.(Vermont Oxford) IVH, 751-1000 g low       # 22.4 23.4    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 1001-1500 grams (2.2-3.3 lbs) per 100 diagnosed with a periventricular-intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) of grade 1 through 4, who were discharged during the reporting period. IVH is diagnosed by detecting bleeding within the periventricular white matter (motor tracts) or in the ventricles of the brain. It can be associated with long-term disability such as cerebral palsy, developmental delay, and seizures. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who have a cranial ultrasound/MRI/CT exam.(Vermont Oxford) IVH, 1001-1500 g low       11.6 23.5 20.7    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 1501-2500 grams (3.3-5.5 lbs) per 100 diagnosed with a periventricular-intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) of grade 1 through 4, who were discharged during the reporting period. IVH is diagnosed by detecting bleeding within the periventricular white matter (motor tracts) or in the ventricles of the brain. It can be associated with long-term disability such as cerebral palsy, developmental delay, and seizures. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who have a cranial ultrasound/MRI/CT exam.(Vermont Oxford) IVH, 1501-2500 g low       18.8 13.0 14.8    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight greater than 2500 grams (5.5 lbs) per 100 diagnosed with a periventricular-intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) of grade 1 through 4, who were discharged during the reporting period. IVH is diagnosed by detecting bleeding within the periventricular white matter (motor tracts) or in the ventricles of the brain. It can be associated with long-term disability such as cerebral palsy, developmental delay, and seizures. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who have a cranial ultrasound/MRI/CT exam.(Vermont Oxford) IVH, >2500 g low       2.5 7.4 6.1    
Neonatal ICU - % of patients with severe intraventricular hemorrhage by birthweight, risk-adj
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) per 100 diagnosed with a periventricular-intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) of grade 3 or 4, who were discharged during the reporting period. IVH is diagnosed by detecting bleeding within the periventricular white matter (motor tracts) or in the ventricles of the brain. It can be associated with long-term disability such as cerebral palsy, developmental delay, and seizures. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who have a cranial ultrasound/MRI/CT exam.(Vermont Oxford) severe IVH, all birthweights low       2.0 4.3 4.0    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight of 750 grams (1.7 lbs) or less per 100 diagnosed with a periventricular-intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) of grade 3 or 4, who were discharged during the reporting period. IVH is diagnosed by detecting bleeding within the periventricular white matter (motor tracts) or in the ventricles of the brain. It can be associated with long-term disability such as cerebral palsy, developmental delay, and seizures. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who have a cranial ultrasound/MRI/CT exam.(Vermont Oxford) severe IVH, <=750 g low       # 15.8 15.6    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 751-1000 grams (1.7-2.2 lbs) per 100 diagnosed with a periventricular-intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) of grade 3 or 4, who were discharged during the reporting period. IVH is diagnosed by detecting bleeding within the periventricular white matter (motor tracts) or in the ventricles of the brain. It can be associated with long-term disability such as cerebral palsy, developmental delay, and seizures. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who have a cranial ultrasound/MRI/CT exam.(Vermont Oxford) severe IVH, 751-1000 g low       # 8.2 6.2    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 1001-1500 grams (2.2-3.3 lbs) per 100 diagnosed with a periventricular-intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) of grade 3 or 4, who were discharged during the reporting period. IVH is diagnosed by detecting bleeding within the periventricular white matter (motor tracts) or in the ventricles of the brain. It can be associated with long-term disability such as cerebral palsy, developmental delay, and seizures. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who have a cranial ultrasound/MRI/CT exam.(Vermont Oxford) severe IVH, 1001-1500 g low       2.3 5.4 4.8    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 1501-2500 grams (3.3-5.5 lbs) per 100 diagnosed with a periventricular-intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) of grade 3 or 4, who were discharged during the reporting period. IVH is diagnosed by detecting bleeding within the periventricular white matter (motor tracts) or in the ventricles of the brain. It can be associated with long-term disability such as cerebral palsy, developmental delay, and seizures. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who have a cranial ultrasound/MRI/CT exam.(Vermont Oxford) severe IVH, 1501-2500 g low       1.4 2.7 2.4    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight greater than 2500 grams (5.5 lbs) per 100 diagnosed with a periventricular-intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) of grade 3 or 4, who were discharged during the reporting period. IVH is diagnosed by detecting bleeding within the periventricular white matter (motor tracts) or in the ventricles of the brain. It can be associated with long-term disability such as cerebral palsy, developmental delay, and seizures. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who have a cranial ultrasound/MRI/CT exam.(Vermont Oxford) severe IVH, >2500 g low       0Quality Ribbon 0.5 0.3    
Neonatal ICU - % of patients with late bacterial infection by birthweight, risk-adj
Number of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients per 100 with a positive bacterial blood culture or spinal fluid culture after day 3 of life, who were discharged during the reporting period. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. A bacterial pathogen must be recovered from a blood culture obtained from either a central line or peripheral blood sample and/or recovered from cerebrospinal fluid obtained by lumbar puncture, ventricular tap or ventricular drain obtained after day 3 of life.(Vermont Oxford) late bacterial infection, all birthweights low       0.6 2.1 1.6    
Number of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients with a birth weight of 750 grams (1.7 lbs) or less per 100 with a positive bacterial blood culture or spinal fluid culture after day 3 of life, who were discharged during the reporting period. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. A bacterial pathogen must be recovered from a blood culture obtained from either a central line or peripheral blood sample and/or recovered from cerebrospinal fluid obtained by lumbar puncture, ventricular tap or ventricular drain obtained after day 3 of life.(Vermont Oxford) late bacterial infection, <=750 g low       # 17.2 15.4    
Number of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients with a birth weight between 751-1000 grams (1.7-2.2 lbs) per 100 with a positive bacterial blood culture or spinal fluid culture after day 3 of life, who were discharged during the reporting period. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. A bacterial pathogen must be recovered from a blood culture obtained from either a central line or peripheral blood sample and/or recovered from cerebrospinal fluid obtained by lumbar puncture, ventricular tap or ventricular drain obtained after day 3 of life.(Vermont Oxford) late bacterial infection, 751-1000 g low       # 10.2 9.4    
Number of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients with a birth weight between 1001-1500 grams (2.2-3.3 lbs) per 100 with a positive bacterial blood culture or spinal fluid culture after day 3 of life, who were discharged during the reporting period. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. A bacterial pathogen must be recovered from a blood culture obtained from either a central line or peripheral blood sample and/or recovered from cerebrospinal fluid obtained by lumbar puncture, ventricular tap or ventricular drain obtained after day 3 of life.(Vermont Oxford) late bacterial infection, 1001-1500 g low       2.3 4.5 4.2    
Number of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients with a birth weight between 1501-2500 grams (3.3-5.5 lbs) per 100 with a positive bacterial blood culture or spinal fluid culture after day 3 of life, who were discharged during the reporting period. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. A bacterial pathogen must be recovered from a blood culture obtained from either a central line or peripheral blood sample and/or recovered from cerebrospinal fluid obtained by lumbar puncture, ventricular tap or ventricular drain obtained after day 3 of life.(Vermont Oxford) late bacterial infection, 1501-2500 g low       0.6 0.8 0.7    
Number of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients with a birth weight greater than 2500 grams (5.5 lbs) per 100 with a positive bacterial blood culture or spinal fluid culture after day 3 of life, who were discharged during the reporting period. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. A bacterial pathogen must be recovered from a blood culture obtained from either a central line or peripheral blood sample and/or recovered from cerebrospinal fluid obtained by lumbar puncture, ventricular tap or ventricular drain obtained after day 3 of life.(Vermont Oxford) late bacterial infection, >2500 g low       0Quality Ribbon 0.7 0.5    
Neonatal ICU - % of patients with extreme length of stay by birthweight, risk-adj
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit per 100 whose length of stay is greater than the 90th percentile for their Vermont Oxford Network predicted value, who were discharged during the reporting period. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who were either discharged home or still in the hospital as of their first birthday.(Vermont Oxford) extreme length of stay, all birthweights low       9.9 10.7 10.4    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight of 750 grams (1.7 lbs) or less per 100 whose length of stay is greater than the 90th percentile for their Vermont Oxford Network predicted value, who were discharged during the reporting period. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who were either discharged home or still in the hospital as of their first birthday.(Vermont Oxford) extreme length of stay, <=750 g low       # 7.2 6.3    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 751-1000 grams (1.7-2.2 lbs) per 100 whose length of stay is greater than the 90th percentile for their Vermont Oxford Network predicted value, who were discharged during the reporting period. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who were either discharged home or still in the hospital as of their first birthday.(Vermont Oxford) extreme length of stay, 751-1000 g low       # 0Quality Ribbon 1.7    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 1001-1500 grams (2.2-3.3 lbs) per 100 whose length of stay is greater than the 90th percentile for their Vermont Oxford Network predicted value, who were discharged during the reporting period. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who were either discharged home or still in the hospital as of their first birthday.(Vermont Oxford) extreme length of stay, 1001-1500 g low       2.4 5.5 4.9    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 1501-2500 grams (3.3-5.5 lbs) per 100 whose length of stay is greater than the 90th percentile for their Vermont Oxford Network predicted value, who were discharged during the reporting period. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who were either discharged home or still in the hospital as of their first birthday.(Vermont Oxford) extreme length of stay, 1501-2500 g low       4.5 9.0 7.5    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight greater than 2500 grams (5.5 lbs) per 100 whose length of stay is greater than the 90th percentile for their Vermont Oxford Network predicted value, who were discharged during the reporting period. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who were either discharged home or still in the hospital as of their first birthday.(Vermont Oxford) extreme length of stay, >2500 g low       13.7 13.6 13.6    
Neonatal ICU - % of patients with necrotizing enterocolitis by birthweight, risk-adj
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) per 100 diagnosed with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), who were discharged during the reporting period. NEC is a gastrointestinal disease that mostly affects premature infants. It involves infection and inflammation that causes destruction of the bowel (intestine) or part of the bowel. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. NEC must be diagnosed at surgery, at postmortem examination, or clinically and radiographically using the following criteria: (a) one of more of the following clinical signs present (bilious gastric aspirate or emesis, abdominal distension, occult or gross blood in stool [no fissure]); (b) one or more of the following radiographic findings present (pneumatosis intestinalis, hepato-biliary gas, pneumoperitoneum).(Vermont Oxford) necrotizing enterocolitis, all birthweights low       0.3 1.3 1.0    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight of 750 grams (1.7 lbs) or less per 100 diagnosed with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), who were discharged during the reporting period. NEC is a gastrointestinal disease that mostly affects premature infants. It involves infection and inflammation that causes destruction of the bowel (intestine) or part of the bowel. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. NEC must be diagnosed at surgery, at postmortem examination, or clinically and radiographically using the following criteria: (a) one of more of the following clinical signs present (bilious gastric aspirate or emesis, abdominal distension, occult or gross blood in stool [no fissure]); (b) one or more of the following radiographic findings present (pneumatosis intestinalis, hepato-biliary gas, pneumoperitoneum).(Vermont Oxford) necrotizing enterocolitis, <=750 g low       # 10.3 10.0    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 751-1000 grams (1.7-2.2 lbs) per 100 diagnosed with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), who were discharged during the reporting period. NEC is a gastrointestinal disease that mostly affects premature infants. It involves infection and inflammation that causes destruction of the bowel (intestine) or part of the bowel. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. NEC must be diagnosed at surgery, at postmortem examination, or clinically and radiographically using the following criteria: (a) one of more of the following clinical signs present (bilious gastric aspirate or emesis, abdominal distension, occult or gross blood in stool [no fissure]); (b) one or more of the following radiographic findings present (pneumatosis intestinalis, hepato-biliary gas, pneumoperitoneum).(Vermont Oxford) necrotizing enterocolitis, 751-1000 g low       # 6.1 6.2    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 1001-1500 grams (2.2-3.3 lbs) per 100 diagnosed with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), who were discharged during the reporting period. NEC is a gastrointestinal disease that mostly affects premature infants. It involves infection and inflammation that causes destruction of the bowel (intestine) or part of the bowel. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. NEC must be diagnosed at surgery, at postmortem examination, or clinically and radiographically using the following criteria: (a) one of more of the following clinical signs present (bilious gastric aspirate or emesis, abdominal distension, occult or gross blood in stool [no fissure]); (b) one or more of the following radiographic findings present (pneumatosis intestinalis, hepato-biliary gas, pneumoperitoneum).(Vermont Oxford) necrotizing enterocolitis, 1001-1500 g low       0Quality Ribbon 3.0 2.3    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 1501-2500 grams (3.3-5.5 lbs) per 100 diagnosed with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), who were discharged during the reporting period. NEC is a gastrointestinal disease that mostly affects premature infants. It involves infection and inflammation that causes destruction of the bowel (intestine) or part of the bowel. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. NEC must be diagnosed at surgery, at postmortem examination, or clinically and radiographically using the following criteria: (a) one of more of the following clinical signs present (bilious gastric aspirate or emesis, abdominal distension, occult or gross blood in stool [no fissure]); (b) one or more of the following radiographic findings present (pneumatosis intestinalis, hepato-biliary gas, pneumoperitoneum).(Vermont Oxford) necrotizing enterocolitis, 1501-2500 g low       0Quality Ribbon 1.5 1.0    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight greater than 2500 grams (5.5 lbs) per 100 diagnosed with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), who were discharged during the reporting period. NEC is a gastrointestinal disease that mostly affects premature infants. It involves infection and inflammation that causes destruction of the bowel (intestine) or part of the bowel. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. NEC must be diagnosed at surgery, at postmortem examination, or clinically and radiographically using the following criteria: (a) one of more of the following clinical signs present (bilious gastric aspirate or emesis, abdominal distension, occult or gross blood in stool [no fissure]); (b) one or more of the following radiographic findings present (pneumatosis intestinalis, hepato-biliary gas, pneumoperitoneum).(Vermont Oxford) necrotizing enterocolitis, >2500 g low       0Quality Ribbon 0Quality Ribbon 0Quality Ribbon    
Neonatal ICU - % of patients with pneumothorax by birthweight, risk-adj
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) per 100 who had extrapleural air (air outside the lungs) diagnosed by chest radiograph (X-ray) or needle aspiration (thoracentesis - a procedure to remove fluid or air from the space between the lining of the outside of the lungs [pleura] and the wall of the chest), who were discharged during the reporting period. Risk-adjusted for birth weight.(Vermont Oxford) pneumothorax, all birthweights low       3.2 4.5 4.0    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight of 750 grams (1.7 lbs) or less per 100 who had extrapleural air (air outside the lungs) diagnosed by chest radiograph (X-ray) or needle aspiration (thoracentesis - a procedure to remove fluid or air from the space between the lining of the outside of the lungs [pleura] and the wall of the chest), who were discharged during the reporting period. Risk-adjusted for birth weight.(Vermont Oxford) pneumothorax, <=750 g low       # 7.7 12.0    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 751-1000 grams (1.7-2.2 lbs) per 100 who had extrapleural air (air outside the lungs) diagnosed by chest radiograph (X-ray) or needle aspiration (thoracentesis - a procedure to remove fluid or air from the space between the lining of the outside of the lungs [pleura] and the wall of the chest), who were discharged during the reporting period. Risk-adjusted for birth weight.(Vermont Oxford) pneumothorax, 751-1000 g low       # 0Quality Ribbon 1.5    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 1001-1500 grams (2.2-3.3 lbs) per 100 who had extrapleural air (air outside the lungs) diagnosed by chest radiograph (X-ray) or needle aspiration (thoracentesis - a procedure to remove fluid or air from the space between the lining of the outside of the lungs [pleura] and the wall of the chest), and were discharged during the reporting period. Risk-adjusted for birth weight.(Vermont Oxford) pneumothorax, 1001-1500 g low       0Quality Ribbon 3.8 2.8    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 1501-2500 grams (3.3-5.5 lbs) per 100 who had extrapleural air (air outside the lungs) diagnosed by chest radiograph (X-ray) or needle aspiration (thoracentesis - a procedure to remove fluid or air from the space between the lining of the outside of the lungs [pleura] and the wall of the chest), and were discharged during the reporting period. Risk-adjusted for birth weight.(Vermont Oxford) pneumothorax, 1501-2500 g low       1.6 3.3 2.7    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight greater than 2500 grams (5.5 lbs) per 100 who had extrapleural air (air outside the lungs) diagnosed by chest radiograph (X-ray) or needle aspiration (thoracentesis - a procedure to remove fluid or air from the space between the lining of the outside of the lungs [pleura] and the wall of the chest), and were discharged during the reporting period. Risk-adjusted for birth weight.(Vermont Oxford) pneumothorax, >2500 g low       3.7 5.4 4.8    
Neonatal ICU - % of patients with periventricular leukomalacia by birthweight, risk-adj
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) per 100 with evidence of cystic periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) on a cranial ultrasound, CT or MRI, who were discharged during the reporting period. PVL is a softening of the white matter near the ventricles of the brain resulting in abnormal cysts. It can lead to cerebral palsy, intellectual impairment, or visual problems. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. To be considered cystic PVL there must be multiple small periventricular cysts identified. Applies to infants who have a cranial ultrasound/MRI/CT exam.(Vermont Oxford) periventricular leukomalacia, all birthweights low       0.6 0.7 0.8    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight of 750 grams (1.7 lbs) or less per 100 with evidence of cystic periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) on a cranial ultrasound, CT or MRI, who were discharged during the reporting period. PVL is a softening of the white matter near the ventricles of the brain resulting in abnormal cysts. It can lead to cerebral palsy, intellectual impairment, or visual problems. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. To be considered cystic PVL there must be multiple small periventricular cysts identified. Applies to infants who have a cranial ultrasound/MRI/CT exam.(Vermont Oxford) periventricular leukomalacia, <=750 g low       # 2.6 4.4    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 751-1000 grams (1.7-2.2 lbs) per 100 with evidence of cystic periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) on a cranial ultrasound, CT or MRI, who were discharged during the reporting period. PVL is a softening of the white matter near the ventricles of the brain resulting in abnormal cysts. It can lead to cerebral palsy, intellectual impairment, or visual problems. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. To be considered cystic PVL there must be multiple small periventricular cysts identified. Applies to infants who have a cranial ultrasound/MRI/CT exam.(Vermont Oxford) periventricular leukomalacia, 751-1000 g low       # 0Quality Ribbon 0Quality Ribbon    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 1001-1500 grams (2.2-3.3 lbs) per 100 with evidence of cystic periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) on a cranial ultrasound, CT or MRI, who were discharged during the reporting period. PVL is a softening of the white matter near the ventricles of the brain resulting in abnormal cysts. It can lead to cerebral palsy, intellectual impairment, or visual problems. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. To be considered cystic PVL there must be multiple small periventricular cysts identified. Applies to infants who have a cranial ultrasound/MRI/CT exam.(Vermont Oxford) periventricular leukomalacia, 1001-1500 g low       0Quality Ribbon 2.3 1.7    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 1501-2500 grams (3.3-5.5 lbs) per 100 with evidence of cystic periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) on a cranial ultrasound, CT or MRI, who were discharged during the reporting period. PVL is a softening of the white matter near the ventricles of the brain resulting in abnormal cysts. It can lead to cerebral palsy, intellectual impairment, or visual problems. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. To be considered cystic PVL there must be multiple small periventricular cysts identified. Applies to infants who have a cranial ultrasound/MRI/CT exam.(Vermont Oxford) periventricular leukomalacia, 1501-2500 g low       0Quality Ribbon 0Quality Ribbon 0Quality Ribbon    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight greater than 2500 grams (5.5 lbs) per 100 with evidence of cystic periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) on a cranial ultrasound, CT or MRI, who were discharged during the reporting period. PVL is a softening of the white matter near the ventricles of the brain resulting in abnormal cysts. It can lead to cerebral palsy, intellectual impairment, or visual problems. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. To be considered cystic PVL there must be multiple small periventricular cysts identified. Applies to infants who have a cranial ultrasound/MRI/CT exam.(Vermont Oxford) periventricular leukomalacia, >2500 g low       0Quality Ribbon 0Quality Ribbon 0Quality Ribbon    
Neonatal ICU - % of patients with retinopathy of prematurity by birthweight, risk-adj
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) per 100 diagnosed with stage 1 through stage 5 retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), who were discharged during the reporting period. ROP is a potentially blinding eye disorder that primarily affects premature infants. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who received a retinal eye exam.(Vermont Oxford) ROP, all birthweights low       19.6 38.0 34.0    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight of 750 grams (1.7 lbs) or less per 100 diagnosed with stage 1 through stage 5 retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), who were discharged during the reporting period. ROP is a potentially blinding eye disorder that primarily affects premature infants. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who received a retinal eye exam.(Vermont Oxford) ROP, <=750 g low       # 87.1 88.6    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 751-1000 grams (1.7-2.2 lbs) per 100 diagnosed with stage 1 through stage 5 retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), who were discharged during the reporting period. ROP is a potentially blinding eye disorder that primarily affects premature infants. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who received a retinal eye exam.(Vermont Oxford) ROP, 751-1000 g low       # 60.4 54.5    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 1001-1500 grams (2.2-3.3 lbs) per 100 diagnosed with stage 1 through stage 5 retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), who were discharged during the reporting period. ROP is a potentially blinding eye disorder that primarily affects premature infants. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who received a retinal eye exam.(Vermont Oxford) ROP, 1001-1500 g low       8.7 23.3 20.1    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 1501-2500 grams (3.3-5.5 lbs) per 100 diagnosed with stage 1 through stage 5 retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), who were discharged during the reporting period. ROP is a potentially blinding eye disorder that primarily affects premature infants. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who received a retinal eye exam.(Vermont Oxford) ROP, 1501-2500 g low       3.9 1.9 2.6    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight greater than 2500 grams (5.5 lbs) per 100 diagnosed with stage 1 through stage 5 retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), who were discharged during the reporting period. ROP is a potentially blinding eye disorder that primarily affects premature infants. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who received a retinal eye exam.(Vermont Oxford) ROP, >2500 g low       # # #    
Neonatal ICU - % of patients with severe retinopathy of prematurity by birthweight, risk-adj
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) per 100 diagnosed with stage 3 through stage 5 retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), who were discharged during the reporting period. ROP is a potentially blinding eye disorder that primarily affects premature infants. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who received a retinal eye exam.(Vermont Oxford) severe ROP, all birthweights low       6.8 9.8 9.2    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight of 750 grams (1.7 lbs) or less per 100 diagnosed with stage 3 through stage 5 retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), who were discharged during the reporting period. ROP is a potentially blinding eye disorder that primarily affects premature infants. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who received a retinal eye exam.(Vermont Oxford) severe ROP, <=750 g low       # 45.1 45.7    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 751-1000 grams (1.7-2.2 lbs) per 100 diagnosed with stage 3 through stage 5 retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), who were discharged during the reporting period. ROP is a potentially blinding eye disorder that primarily affects premature infants. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who received a retinal eye exam.(Vermont Oxford) severe ROP, 751-1000 g low       # 9.3 9.1    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 1001-1500 grams (2.2-3.3 lbs) per 100 diagnosed with stage 3 through stage 5 retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), who were discharged during the reporting period. ROP is a potentially blinding eye disorder that primarily affects premature infants. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who received a retinal eye exam.(Vermont Oxford) severe ROP, 1001-1500 g low       0Quality Ribbon 0.9 0.7    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight between 1501-2500 grams (3.3-5.5 lbs) per 100 diagnosed with stage 3 through stage 5 retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), who were discharged during the reporting period. ROP is a potentially blinding eye disorder that primarily affects premature infants. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who received a retinal eye exam.(Vermont Oxford) severe ROP, 1501-2500 g low       0Quality Ribbon 0Quality Ribbon 0Quality Ribbon    
Number of patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a birth weight greater than 2500 grams (5.5 lbs) per 100 diagnosed with stage 3 through stage 5 retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), who were discharged during the reporting period. ROP is a potentially blinding eye disorder that primarily affects premature infants. Risk-adjusted for birth weight. Applies to infants who received a retinal eye exam.(Vermont Oxford) severe ROP, >2500 g low       # # #    

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