TABLE 1.

Comparison of CARE Group NICUs at the Start of the NIC/Q 2000 Project

UnitNICU ANICU BNICU CNICU D
Age of NICU30 y27 y20 y27 y
Level 3 beds40 total363024
Level 2 beds183035
Annual admissions600780590620
 <500 g1%1%1%1%
 500–1500 g28%15%27%26%
 >1500 g71%77%72%73%
 % Inborn74%75%77%0%
 % Outborn26%25%23%100%
Full-time FTE65.5708471
Turnover rate/y10%7%11%12%
Clinical ladders?YesNoNoYes
Credentialing?YesNoNoNo
Hours/patient day14.6412.4414.4310.8
NNP
 Full-time FTE510.510.58
RT
 Full-time FTE4.51822 total26.3 total
Neonatology
 Full-time FTE6.5789
 In-houseYesYesYesYes
 FellowsNoNoNoNo
 ResidentsNoYesFPYes
 Medical studentsNoYesNoYes
Institution ownership
Public/privatePublicPrivatePrivatePrivate
 For-profit/not-for-profitNot-for-profitFor-profitFor-profitNot-for-profit
 University affiliatedNoYesNoYes
  • FTE indicates full-time equivalent.