Table 1

Cohort comparisons

2010–2013 (40 months)2013–2019 (72 months)
Live births25 85949 375
Admission positive POS208 (0.8%)253 (0.5%)
Admission/month positive POS5.23.4
AN diagnosis CCHD46%75%
CCHD identified by POS98
Major CHD identified by POS1217
Screens per CCHD28736171
Screens per major CHD21552904
Screens per non-cardiac ∆175219
CCHD identified predischarge94%98.7%
+ve POS undergoing echo29%26%
Abnormal echos (for positive POS)48%54%
‘Healthy’ positive POS admissions43 (21%)6 (2.4%)
  • CCHD, critical congenital heart defect; POS, pulse oximetry screening.