Study evaluates NICU growth, admissions in US

A Dartmouth Atlas study found 48% of newborns admitted to US neonatal intensive care units in 2017 had a normal birth weight, while 15% of very low birth weight babies were not cared for in Level III or IV NICUs. The number of NICU beds increased 65% from 1995 to 2013, while the number of neonatologists increased 75%, which researchers said led to the increase in lower-risk infants being admitted to NICUs.

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