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Neonatal infection [QS75]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Statement: 1

Pregnant women whose babies are at risk of early‑onset neonatal infection are offered intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis and given the first dose as soon as possible.

Quality standard measure: Rates of early‑onset neonatal infection.
What was measured: Proportion of all babies who had a positive blood culture result recorded with a pure growth of a pathogen.
Data collection end: December 2014
0.5%
Data collection end: December 2016
0.5%
Number that met the criteria: 455 / 99849
Area covered: England and Wales
Source: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. National Neonatal Audit Programme.

Quality standard measure: Rates of early‑onset neonatal infection.
What was measured: Proportion of all babies who had a positive cerebrospinal fluid culture result recorded with a pure growth of a pathogen.
Data collection end: December 2014
0.01%
Data collection end: December 2015
0.01%
Area covered: England and Wales
Source: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. National Neonatal Audit Programme.

Quality standard measure: Rates of early‑onset neonatal infection.
What was measured: Proportion of all babies who had a positive blood culture result recorded with a pure growth of a pathogen.
Data collection end: December 2015
0.5%
Area covered: England and Wales
Source: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. National Neonatal Audit Programme.

Quality standard measure: Rates of early‑onset neonatal infection.
What was measured: Proportion of all babies who had a positive CSF culture result recorded with a pure growth of a pathogen.
Data collection end: December 2016
0.01%
Number that met the criteria: 11 / 99849
Area covered: England and Wales
Source: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. National Neonatal Audit Programme.



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