TableĀ 1

Documented reason for withdrawal of intensive care

Cause of deathNumber (%)
Multiorgan failure23 (19.7)
Sepsis18 (15.4)
IVH/hydrocephalus/PVL17 (14.5)
HIE16 (13.7)
PPHN15 (12.8)
NEC/gastroschisis12 (10.3)
Neuromuscular disorder6 (5.1)
HMD/CLD5 (4.3)
Other5 (4.3)
  • CLD, chronic lung disease; HIE, hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy; HMD, hyaline membrane disease; IVH, intraventricular haemorrhage; NEC, necrotising enterocolitis; PPHN, persistent pulmonary hypertension; PVL, periventricular leukomalacia.