A composite indicator for maternity hospital classification

Mauro Ferrante, Giuseppe Ettore, Salvatore Scondotto, Giovanna Fantaci

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: to propose a composite indicator for maternity hospital classification. DESIGN: descriptive analysis of maternity hospitals through a composite indicator and analysis of its association with infant readmissions within 30 days from the childbirth. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: 56 maternity units in Sicily, accounting for 44.436 newborns in 2014. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: infant readmission rates within 30 days from the childbirth. RESULTS: low-level hospitals show higher infant readmission rates (odds ratio: 1.3) which may be seen as a signal of inappropriateness of maternity care. CONCLUSIONS: the proposed indicator allows for a classification of maternity hospitals taking into account for different dimensions of the quality of care; it allows the identification of critical signals related to the considered dimensions.
LinguaItalian
Pagine160-166
Number of pages7
RivistaEpidemiologia e prevenzione
Volume42
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Ferrante, M., Ettore, G., Scondotto, S., & Fantaci, G. (2018). A composite indicator for maternity hospital classification. Epidemiologia e prevenzione, 42, 160-166.

A composite indicator for maternity hospital classification. / Ferrante, Mauro; Ettore, Giuseppe; Scondotto, Salvatore; Fantaci, Giovanna.

In: Epidemiologia e prevenzione, Vol. 42, 2018, pag. 160-166.

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Ferrante, M, Ettore, G, Scondotto, S & Fantaci, G 2018, 'A composite indicator for maternity hospital classification' Epidemiologia e prevenzione, vol. 42, pagg. 160-166.
Ferrante, Mauro ; Ettore, Giuseppe ; Scondotto, Salvatore ; Fantaci, Giovanna. / A composite indicator for maternity hospital classification. In: Epidemiologia e prevenzione. 2018 ; Vol. 42. pagg. 160-166.
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