Very Low Birth Weight Infant Audit in the Republic of Ireland 2017 Report Published
The Very Low Birth Weight Infant Audit in the Republic of Ireland 2017 Report has been published.
A total of 612 very low birth weight (VLBW) infants were born in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) in 2017, of which 16 infants had a birthweight >1500g but were less than 29 weeks 6 days gestation. In all, 238 infants were born with a birth weight less than 1000g and 163 infants were born with a gestational age less than 26 weeks 6 days. The crude survival rate for ROI VLBW infants in 2017 was 82% (n=501), 4% lower than the rate (86%) for all infants reported to the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) in the same year.