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References - Transfer of a Baby to Special Care

References are listed alphabetically.

Apgar Score

The table below lists the five Apgar signs. Each of the areas is given a score of 0, 1 or 2, to make a total Apgar score of up to 10 points.



Healthy Apgar Score

Australian Council on Healthcare Standards - Clinical Indicator User Manual 2014: Obstetrics Indicators. Clinical Indicator 9.1: Apgar score. The numerator of this indicator is: Number of live born term babies with an Apgar score of less than 7 at five minutes post delivery. The denominator is: Number of live born term babies born. To obtain a percentage for “Healthy Apgar Score” the numerator has been subtracted from the denominator before converting to a percentage.

other Australian Hospitals

Australian Council on Healthcare Standards – Clinical Indicator Program. Obstetric Clinical Indicator 10.1. Australian Hospital rate taken from the most recent 6 month measurement period.

Obstetric indicator 10.1 is Unplanned Transfer to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.





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