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Admission, discharge, and outcome 

Admission, discharge, and outcome
Admission, discharge, and outcome

Grenville Fox

, Nicholas Hoque

, and Timothy Watts

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date: 28 July 2021

This chapter provides an overview of general issues encountered when babies are admitted to the Neonatal Unit, including routine documentation, monitoring, assessment of gestational age, initial care of the extremely premature infant, assessment and management of pain, perioperative management, and concepts of developmental care. It also provides information on admission criteria, follow-up, and long-term outcome of the very preterm baby.

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