Dedicated to improving the health outcomes of newborns 

throughout the state of Massachusetts

Respiratory Care Quality Improvement Publications

Neonatal Respiratory Care Quality Improvement:

  • Picarillo AP, Carlo W. Using Quality Improvement Tools to Reduce Chronic Lung Disease. Clin Perinatol 2017;44:701-12. PDF

  • Pfister RH, Goldsmith JP. Quality improvement in respiratory care: decreasing bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Clin Perinatol. 2010;37(1):273-93. PDF

  • Lee SK, Aziz K, Singhal N, Cronin CM, James A, Lee DS, et al. Improving the quality of care for infants: a cluster randomized controlled trial. CMAJ. 2009;181(8):469-76. PDF

  • Walsh M, Laptook A, Kazzi SN, Engle WA, Yao Q, Rasmussen M, et al. A cluster-randomized trial of benchmarking and multimodal quality improvement to improve rates of survival free of bronchopulmonary dysplasia for infants with birth weights of less than 1250 grams. Pediatrics. 2007;119(5):876-90. PDF

  • Payne NR, LaCorte M, Sun S, Karna P, Lewis-Hunstiger M, Goldsmith JP, et al. Evaluation and development of potentially better practices to reduce bronchopulmonary dysplasia in very low birth weight infants. Pediatrics. 2006;118 Suppl 2:S65-72. PDF

 

Chronic Lung Disease/Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Incidence:

  • Boghossian NS, Geraci M, Lorch SA, Phibbs CS, Edwards EM, Horbar JD. Racial and Ethnic Differences Over Time in Outcomes of Infants Born Less Than 30 Weeks' Gestation. Pediatrics. 2019;144(3). PDF

  • Horbar JD, Edwards EM, Greenberg LT, Morrow KA, Soll RF, Buus-Frank ME, et al. Variation in Performance of Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the United States. JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(3):e164396. PDF

  • Stoll BJ, Hansen NI, Bell EF, Walsh MC, Carlo WA, Shankaran S, et al. Trends in Care Practices, Morbidity, and Mortality of Extremely Preterm Neonates, 1993-2012. JAMA. 2015;314(10):1039-51. PDF

  • Horbar JD, Carpenter JH, Badger GJ, Kenny MJ, Soll RF, Morrow KA, et al. Mortality and neonatal morbidity among infants 501 to 1500 grams from 2000 to 2009. Pediatrics. 2012;129(6):1019-26. PDF