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Table 1 Criteria to identify neonatal near-miss cases in selected Hospitals of Gamo and Gofa Zones, Southern Ethiopia, 2018/9

From: Factors associated with neonatal near-miss in selected hospitals of Gamo and Gofa zones, southern Ethiopia: nested case-control study



Pragmatic markers criteria

It is the severity of a criterion that is used to classify neonate as a neonatal near-miss. It includes birth weight < 1750 g, Apgar score < 7 at 5 min and GA < 33 weeks [14].

Management severity criteria

It is a criterion based on the management base. It includes parenteral antibiotic therapy, nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), any intubation, and phototherapy within 24 h. of life, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), use of vasoactive drugs, anticonvulsants, surfactant, blood products, steroids for the treatment of refractory hypoglycemia, surgery, use of antenatal steroid, use of parenteral nutrition, identification of congenital malformation according to the ICD-10 if considered a near-miss case by another criterion and admission to the NICU [14].