Source: UVA Children's Hospital
Percentage of babies admitted to the NICU at UVA Children's Hospital requiring supplemental oxygen at 36 weeks corrected gestational age.
The national average for the prevalence of supplemental oxygen at 36 weeks corrected gestational age for infants weighing between 1.1 and 3.3 pounds was 26.3 percent between 2000 and 2009 among North American hospitals in the Vermont Oxford Network. This is the most recent data available for this metric. Source: Horbar et al. Pediatrics 2012; 129:1019.
A lower number is better.
Measured on an annual (one-year) basis.