Dartmouth Atlas of Neonatal Intensive Care

David Goodman et al

This Dartmouth Atlas report provides a comprehensive description of population-based patterns of newborn care across regions and hospitals for four large U.S. newborn populations: the U.S. total birth cohort, the Medicaid-insured newborns of Texas, and the commercial and Medicaid newborns insured by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield plans. From this study population, medical care utilization of both mildly and very ill newborns is measured across all hospitals, regardless of whether care was provided in a neonatal intensive care unit. Similar analyses are also included from a groundbreaking study of Norwegian newborns, who share a high degree of socioeconomic and racial/ethnic similarity and receive care in a tightly organized national health service that offers services equitably to all.

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Section 2: National Studies of Newborn Medical Care

Total US Birth Cohort

Harrison W, Goodman D. Epidemiologic Trends in Neonatal Intensive Care, 2007-2012. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Sep;169(9):855-62. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.1305. Erratum in: JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Sep;169(9):878.

Harrison WN, Wasserman JR, Goodman DC. Regional Variation in Neonatal Intensive Care Admissions and the Relationship to Bed Supply. J Pediatr. 2018 Jan;192:73-79.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.08.028.

Anthem-Insured US Birth Cohort

Anthem-Insured Birth Cohort Methods

Section 3: Texas Medicaid-Insured Newborns

Texas Neonatal Intensive Care Project Report

Goodman DC, Ganduglia-Cazaban C, Franzini L, Stukel TA, Wasserman JR, Murphy MA, Youngran K, Mowitz ME, Tyson JE, Doherty JR, Little GA. Neonatal Intensive Care Variation in Medicaid-Insured Newborns: A Population-Based Study. J Pediatr. 2019 Apr 4;pii: S0022-3476(19)30237-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.02.014

Ganduglia Cazaban C, Kim Y, Goodman DC, Avritscher EB, Vogel B, Franzini L. Role of Prices, Utilization, and Health in Explaining Texas Medicaid Newborn CareSpending Variation. Med Care. 2019 Feb;57(2):131-137. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001041

Section 4: Regional Variation in the Treatment of Sick Newborns in Norway

Norwegian Neonatal Healthcare Report