Census of availability of neonatal intensive care should have used different denominator

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7287.675/b (Published 17 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:675
  1. M Hall (mh10@doctors.org.uk), consultant paediatrician,
  2. R Thwaites, consultant paediatrician,
  3. Melanie J Gompels, regional CESDI (Confidential Enquiry into Stillbirths and Deaths in Infancy) coordinator
  1. Neonatal Unit, St Mary's Hospital, Portsmouth PO3 6AD
  2. Wessex Institute for Health Research and Development, University of Southampton, Mailpoint 727, Southampton SO16 7PX

    EDITOR—Parmanum et al documented the number of maternal and neonatal transfers occurring from referral centres in the United Kingdom during a specified three month period.1 They attempt to give some epidemiological perspective to the observed numbers, …

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