Table 2

 Number of urgent, elective, and short term transfers of patients born prematurely (< 37 weeks gestation) or at term

There are more elective returns than urgent transfers for the premature babies, as many of these infants are transferred in utero. The reverse pattern is seen among term babies, who can often be discharged directly home from the specialist centre. Data on gestation were missing for 13 urgent and one short term transfers.
Short term3825