Table 1.

Reasons for Exclusion

Admitted to NICU During Study Period176
Ineligible 88
Reasons*
Expected length of stay 39
ISDN service not available29
Early death12
Non-English speaking family7
Attending exclusion5
No permanent residence3
Consent not obtained 13
Parents unavailable for consent4
Parents did not consent9
Eligible for randomization 75
Randomized56
Sibling of randomized infant19
  • * Not mutually exclusive.