More and earlier surfactant for preterm infants.
Hughes JL., McCall E., Alderdice F., Jenkins J., Neonatal Intensive Care Outcome Research and Evaluation Group None.
Surfactant administration to infants born at less than 32 weeks gestation was compared between two time periods (1 April 1994 to 31 March 1996 and 1 April 1999 to 31 March 2001). Overall administration increased significantly from 41% to 54%, and within one hour of birth from 13% to 60%. Regional data collection and feedback helps promote quality improvement and implementation of published evidence and guidelines.