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Although the United States spends more on neonatal intensive care than Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, newborns in each country have similar rates of survival, Dartmouth Medical School researchers have found.
The findings were published in the June issue of Pediatrics.
Using information from 1993-2000, the researchers found that the United States spent more on neonatal intensive care but placed less emphasis on reproductive and prenatal care than the other three countries.
Mitka M. Neonatal Intensive Care: Costs vs Results. JAMA. 2002;287(24):3200. doi:10.1001/jama.287.24.3200-JQU20006-4-1