G97 Table Comparison of cot establishment and activity levels in NICU: 1996 vs 2005
Establishment and activity variablesUKNNSS: 1996 Median (IQR)EPICure2: 2005 Median (IQR)Wilcoxon p Value
Admissions to NICU323 (270–417)343 (261–467)0.438
Total cots in NICU18 ( 14–22)19.5 (15–24)0.193
Intensive care cots4 (2–6)4 (2–6)0.861
Babies ventilated/CPAP66 (42–110)100 (62.5–168)<0.0001
Days ventilated/CPAP450 (211–1006)903 (423–1624)<0.0001
Admissions <1500 g44 (32–74)56 (38–87)0.022
  • CPAP, continuous positive airway pressure; NICU, neonatal intensive care unit; UKNNSS, UK Neonatal Staffing Study.