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.
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.