TABLE 1

Identifiable Causes for NICU Admission

Absolute CriteriaRelative Criteria
Sepsis Pneumonia, infectiousBirth weight ≤2500 g
Pneumonia, aspiration Intrapartum aspirationMaternal chorioamnionitis
Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy AsphyxiaMaternal recreational drug use
Seizures
Intracranial hemorrhage
Intraventricular/periventricular hemorrhage
Respiratory distress syndrome
Transient tachypnea of the newborn
Congenital anomaly
Any oxygen use
Any mechanical ventilation
Any continuous positive airway pressure