<1500g Infant Measure Specifications

Brief Description of the Measure

The number (per 1,000 live births) of <1500g infants delivered at hospitals or regions not appropriate for that size infant.

Denominator Statement

All live births over 24 weeks gestation at the given birth hospital or regions. NICU Level III status is defined by the State Department of Health or similar body typically using American Academy of Pediatrics Criteria.

Numerator Statement

Within the hospital or region, all live births over 24 weeks gestation and under 1500g born at birth hospital without NICU level III status.

For more information, download the NQF #0477 Measure Submission and Evaluation Worksheet