HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Dartmouth team finds uneven relationship between newborn intensive care and death rates

Hanover, NH The prevailing wisdom that more physician specialists and hospital specialty services are always better for patients is challenged by Dartmouth Medical School researchers who studied regional differences in newborn intensive care.

Their study, published May 16 in The New England Journal of Medicine, documents a wide regional disparity in the availability of newborn specialists and intensive care nursery beds that correlates poorly with improved survival. It lays the groundwork for reassessing the allocation of resources to improve newborn health and prevent disease and death, and raises questions about the continued growth of specialty medical services in the United States.

The advent of neonatal intensive care servicesthe neonatologists who care for premature and sick newborns and the intensive care nurseries where they are hospitalizedhas dramatically improved the outlook for infants once considered too tiny or ill to survive. The growth in neonatal intensive care, driven by technological and clinical success over the past three decades, continues unabated, while its distribution across the country is more varied than other medical care resources.

Now health analysts and planners are beginning to reassess the ramifications of this growth in medical resources. In particular, they ask: are neonatal resources located where the sick babies are; does a greater supply translate into better outcomes for newborns; will further growth in supply continue to be beneficial?

The answers so far, says David Goodman, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, who led the DMS team, paint a disturbing picture of the landscape of neonatal intensive care. "Supply of neonatologists and intensive care beds is almost idiosyncratic in the way they are located; greater numbers are not found in the regions with more high risk newborns. A few regions of the country appear to be underserved in neonatologists, in that neonatal mortality rates are worse in the ar
'"/>

Contact: Dartmouth Medical School Communications
dms.communications@dartmouth.e
603-650-1492
Dartmouth Medical School
15-May-2002


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Dartmouth researchers find where musical memories are stored in the brain
2. Dartmouth awarded $21.8 million NSF grant
3. Dartmouth Medical School receives $1.6 million in AIDS funding
4. Dartmouth study suggests caution against using certain drugs to unclog heart arteries
5. Dartmouth researchers advance fight against pancreatic cancer
6. Gender and geography increase racial disparities in health care, Dartmouth study shows
7. Dartmouth/VA study questions screening priorities of prostate and colon cancer
8. Dartmouth researcher Michael B. Sporn, M.D. honored for pioneering work in cancer prevention
9. Dartmouth/VA researchers examine news coverage of breast cancer prevention
10. Dartmouth researchers question use of tobacco funds
11. Dartmouth hosts International Ewings Sarcoma Symposium

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/26/2017)... ... , ... “THE FLINTHILLS FAMILY-Our Journey to the Cross”: the personal journey of Bob Massey and ... creation of published authors, Bob and Margaret Massey. Bob Massey is small in stature ... and leather tough." His love for others is apparent in all of his life ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... ... the Garden of Eden”: retells the stories of three Bible figures in modern terms. ... Colt, mother, trader, horse farmer, artist and a former GM journeyman. Born in 1953 ... they moved to Dayton, Ohio, where Penny graduated high school. At sixteen, she toured ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Water damage to the flooring of several classrooms at The ... officials with a number of critical issues to address before students could return to ... with little or no disruption to class schedules. Second, the project had to comply ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... , ... May 24, 2017 , ... ... background. Understanind and choosing the most appropriate instruments for research and understanding the ... research finding. This webinar will focus on innovations in stereo microscopy for brightfield ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... Altec Products, Inc., a ... 2017 – a one-day technology conference in San Diego, CA. , At nVerge ... users to fully utilize and enhance their Sage ERP solutions by providing improved visibility ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/15/2017)... May 15, 2017  Amy Baxter MD, chief executive ... in noninvasive pain relief, was awarded a 2017 Top ... Baxter was recognized at the MM&M Top 40 Healthcare ... City on May 10, 2017. The dinner ... industry go "beyond the pill."  "Innovation goes ...
(Date:5/11/2017)... -- Thornhill Research Inc. ( Toronto, Ontario, Canada ... five-year, firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract by the U.S. Department ... ( Ottawa, Ontario, Canada ) to ... to patients requiring emergency medical procedures in a ... have been a longtime partner with Thornhill Research ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... -- The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We are urging ... to call us anytime at 866-714-6466 if they possess ... a substantial scheme to overbill Medicare. We are ... of a medical equipment company if their employer ... practice groups with extra generous incentives to use, or ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: