Neonatal vital statistics and transport in Hualien County

C. M. Chen, Chyh-Kae Huang

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

摘要

Viral statistics on live births and transportation of high-risk neonates in Hualien County were analyzed retrospectively, according to the birth hospital classification level. The purposes of this study were to provide useful information for planning regional perinatal care and to allow the local population to efficiently use the medical resources and receive superior perinatal care. Fourteen hospitals (twelve level I and two level II, A and B) have maternity services in Hualien County. There were 4258 live births from July 1995 through May 1996. The percentage of very low birth weight babies at level I and level II hospitals was 0.3% and 1.1%, respectively; and low birth weight babies was 6.1% and 6.3%, respectively. The incidence of having low birth weight neonates according to maternal age is shown as below: <20 (14.1%), 20-24 (7.8%), 25-29 (5.8%), 30-34 (5.7%), ≤ 35 (9.3%). Sixty-two neonates were transported from level I to level II hospitals. None of the neonates died during transport. The incidence of transport morbidity was evaluated in 34 neonates transported to hospital A. Ten (29.4%) of these 34 neonates had cyanosis, hypothermia, hypoglycemia or acidemia. Twenty-eight (82.4%) of 34 neonates were transported by a family member and private vehicle. The full-time nursing and medical staff were not adequate to constitute a transport team in Hualien. In conclusion, we found that the relative lack of perinatal regionalization in Hualien may increase neonate morbidity during transportation and contribute to duplication and underutilization of effective neonatal techniques. We suggest that the goal of health policies in this area be to promote the regionalization of perinatal care and to increase the number of personnel on neonatal intensive care wards.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)10-13
頁數4
期刊Clinical Neonatology
5
發行號1
出版狀態已發佈 - 1998
對外發佈Yes

指紋

Vital Statistics
Newborn Infant
Perinatal Care
Live Birth
Low Birth Weight Infant
Morbidity
Neonatal Intensive Care
Cyanosis
Very Low Birth Weight Infant
Nursing Staff
Medical Staff
Incidence
Maternal Age
Health Policy
Hypothermia
Hypoglycemia
Parturition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

引用此文

Neonatal vital statistics and transport in Hualien County. / Chen, C. M.; Huang, Chyh-Kae .

於: Clinical Neonatology, 卷 5, 編號 1, 1998, p. 10-13.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

Chen, C. M. ; Huang, Chyh-Kae . / Neonatal vital statistics and transport in Hualien County. 於: Clinical Neonatology. 1998 ; 卷 5, 編號 1. 頁 10-13.
@article{68daea1994d849f995974fe2286731a2,
title = "Neonatal vital statistics and transport in Hualien County",
abstract = "Viral statistics on live births and transportation of high-risk neonates in Hualien County were analyzed retrospectively, according to the birth hospital classification level. The purposes of this study were to provide useful information for planning regional perinatal care and to allow the local population to efficiently use the medical resources and receive superior perinatal care. Fourteen hospitals (twelve level I and two level II, A and B) have maternity services in Hualien County. There were 4258 live births from July 1995 through May 1996. The percentage of very low birth weight babies at level I and level II hospitals was 0.3{\%} and 1.1{\%}, respectively; and low birth weight babies was 6.1{\%} and 6.3{\%}, respectively. The incidence of having low birth weight neonates according to maternal age is shown as below: <20 (14.1{\%}), 20-24 (7.8{\%}), 25-29 (5.8{\%}), 30-34 (5.7{\%}), ≤ 35 (9.3{\%}). Sixty-two neonates were transported from level I to level II hospitals. None of the neonates died during transport. The incidence of transport morbidity was evaluated in 34 neonates transported to hospital A. Ten (29.4{\%}) of these 34 neonates had cyanosis, hypothermia, hypoglycemia or acidemia. Twenty-eight (82.4{\%}) of 34 neonates were transported by a family member and private vehicle. The full-time nursing and medical staff were not adequate to constitute a transport team in Hualien. In conclusion, we found that the relative lack of perinatal regionalization in Hualien may increase neonate morbidity during transportation and contribute to duplication and underutilization of effective neonatal techniques. We suggest that the goal of health policies in this area be to promote the regionalization of perinatal care and to increase the number of personnel on neonatal intensive care wards.",
keywords = "Neonate, Premature, Transport, Vital statistics",
author = "Chen, {C. M.} and Chyh-Kae Huang",
year = "1998",
language = "English",
volume = "5",
pages = "10--13",
journal = "Clinical Neonatology",
issn = "1381-3390",
publisher = "Excerpta Medica Asia Ltd.",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Neonatal vital statistics and transport in Hualien County

AU - Chen, C. M.

AU - Huang, Chyh-Kae

PY - 1998

Y1 - 1998

N2 - Viral statistics on live births and transportation of high-risk neonates in Hualien County were analyzed retrospectively, according to the birth hospital classification level. The purposes of this study were to provide useful information for planning regional perinatal care and to allow the local population to efficiently use the medical resources and receive superior perinatal care. Fourteen hospitals (twelve level I and two level II, A and B) have maternity services in Hualien County. There were 4258 live births from July 1995 through May 1996. The percentage of very low birth weight babies at level I and level II hospitals was 0.3% and 1.1%, respectively; and low birth weight babies was 6.1% and 6.3%, respectively. The incidence of having low birth weight neonates according to maternal age is shown as below: <20 (14.1%), 20-24 (7.8%), 25-29 (5.8%), 30-34 (5.7%), ≤ 35 (9.3%). Sixty-two neonates were transported from level I to level II hospitals. None of the neonates died during transport. The incidence of transport morbidity was evaluated in 34 neonates transported to hospital A. Ten (29.4%) of these 34 neonates had cyanosis, hypothermia, hypoglycemia or acidemia. Twenty-eight (82.4%) of 34 neonates were transported by a family member and private vehicle. The full-time nursing and medical staff were not adequate to constitute a transport team in Hualien. In conclusion, we found that the relative lack of perinatal regionalization in Hualien may increase neonate morbidity during transportation and contribute to duplication and underutilization of effective neonatal techniques. We suggest that the goal of health policies in this area be to promote the regionalization of perinatal care and to increase the number of personnel on neonatal intensive care wards.

AB - Viral statistics on live births and transportation of high-risk neonates in Hualien County were analyzed retrospectively, according to the birth hospital classification level. The purposes of this study were to provide useful information for planning regional perinatal care and to allow the local population to efficiently use the medical resources and receive superior perinatal care. Fourteen hospitals (twelve level I and two level II, A and B) have maternity services in Hualien County. There were 4258 live births from July 1995 through May 1996. The percentage of very low birth weight babies at level I and level II hospitals was 0.3% and 1.1%, respectively; and low birth weight babies was 6.1% and 6.3%, respectively. The incidence of having low birth weight neonates according to maternal age is shown as below: <20 (14.1%), 20-24 (7.8%), 25-29 (5.8%), 30-34 (5.7%), ≤ 35 (9.3%). Sixty-two neonates were transported from level I to level II hospitals. None of the neonates died during transport. The incidence of transport morbidity was evaluated in 34 neonates transported to hospital A. Ten (29.4%) of these 34 neonates had cyanosis, hypothermia, hypoglycemia or acidemia. Twenty-eight (82.4%) of 34 neonates were transported by a family member and private vehicle. The full-time nursing and medical staff were not adequate to constitute a transport team in Hualien. In conclusion, we found that the relative lack of perinatal regionalization in Hualien may increase neonate morbidity during transportation and contribute to duplication and underutilization of effective neonatal techniques. We suggest that the goal of health policies in this area be to promote the regionalization of perinatal care and to increase the number of personnel on neonatal intensive care wards.

KW - Neonate

KW - Premature

KW - Transport

KW - Vital statistics

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0031690722&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0031690722&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0031690722

VL - 5

SP - 10

EP - 13

JO - Clinical Neonatology

JF - Clinical Neonatology

SN - 1381-3390

IS - 1

ER -