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ABSTRACT: Prematurity rates are increasing throughout the world. Despite an overall rather small percentage of very low birth weight infants (VLBWI), which is approx. 1-2 % in most countries, these infants contribute significantly to morbidity and neonatal and infant mortality rates. EuroNeoStat was initiated as an European information system on the outcomes of VLBWI to monitor and improve the care of these infants throughout Europe. EuroNeoStat includes an initiative, called EuroNeoSafe, to promote the safety of these high risk preterm infants. Perinatal and neonatal data from VLBWI is collected without using data that identify individuals or institutions. These data is analyzed at the coordination center in Bilbao. All institutions taking care on VLBWI in Europe can participate in this network and will be able to compare their own outcome data with other institutions from the network. Information on EuroNeoStat and the current data set is available on www.euroneostat.org. Successful initiatives aiming at improving outcomes in perinatal and neonatal care require collaborative networking, an attitude of constructive criticism and thorough comparative analysis of the outcomes and incidents in the health-care process.Zeitschrift für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie 07/2008; 212(3):116-8. · 0.46 Impact Factor
- Neonatology 02/2008; 93(1):7-9. · 2.57 Impact Factor
- Zeitschrift Fur Geburtshilfe Und Neonatologie - Z GEBURTSH NEONATOLOGIE. 01/2008; 212(03):116-118.
Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko UnibertsitateaLeioa, Basque Country, Spain
Hospital Universitario CrucesBilbo, Basque Country, Spain