Neonatal intensive care units : is the level of utilization still paralleled by infant mortality ?
This research investigated the relationship of maternal place of residence with the utilization of neonatal intensive care units (NICU) and whether maternal residence was related to infant mortality in two contiguous Swiss cantons, Vaud and Valais, relying on the same tertiary NICU.
Previous works have shown that infant mortality is close to the Swiss rate in Vaud, but elevated in Valais.
Analyses were based on linked birth and death certificates relating to the 57 962 single livebirths to mothers resident in Vaud or Valais delivered in hospitals over the 1979-1985 period.
Data on utilization were retrospectively collected from NICU admissions'registers and linked to birth certificates.
Mots-clés Pascal : Unité soin intensif, Nouveau né, Utilisation, Accessibilité, Organisation santé, Système santé, Epidémiologie, Mortalité, Variation géographique, Suisse, Homme, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Intensive care unit, Newborn, Use, Accessibility, Public health organization, Health system, Epidemiology, Mortality, Geographical variation, Switzerland, Human, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0504131
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199501.