Background and Eligibility


Who is eligible?

Babies are eligible if

(a) they have <1500 g birthweight

(b) they are ≤7 days old and expected to survive

(c) the parent gives written informed consent.

Who may not be eligible?

Babies with severe congenital anomalies which are likely to cause death are not eligible.

Follow-up

After the baby goes home we will keep in touch with from time to time and send a parent questionnaire at two years of age to assess the baby's development. We will also send the surveys of Parental Labour Force Participation and Child Hospital Use annually for up to 3 years. 

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Participating sites

Australia

ACT

  • Canberra Hospital

NSW

  • John Hunter Children's Hospital
  • Liverpool Hospital
  • Royal Hospital for Women
  • Royal North Shore Hospital
  • RPA Women and Babies

QLD

  • Mater Mothers' Hospital
  • Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital

SA

  • Flinders Medical Centre