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Surveys of newborn resuscitation practices1,–,4 have revealed differences between and in countries, but the equipment and techniques used in the UK are guided by the UK Resuscitation Council, and staff involved must undertake a newborn life support course. We hypothesised, therefore, that in the UK there would be consistency of practice regardless of the level of neonatal care, and our aim was to test this hypothesis.
A questionnaire was sent to the lead paediatrician of 212 hospitals with newborn units. Differences in resuscitation practices according to the level of neonatal care were assessed for statistical significance using the χ2 test.
There was an 85% response. …
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