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NeoReviews, 2019. 20(4), e177-e188, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1542/neo.20-4-e177
International Perspectives: Implementation of the Korean Neonatal Network
Soon Min Lee, Yun Sil Chang;Won Soon Park;on behalf of the Korean Neonatal Network
Although there has been a marked increase in the number of NICUs in Korea,the gap in quality improvement has remained a national focus. The KoreanNeonatal Network (KNN) was established in 2013 by the Korean Society ofNeonatology with support from the Korea Centers for Disease Control andPrevention, with the aim of improving neonatal outcomes by offering datadriveninteractive tools to all participating NICUs. Approximately 2,000 verylow-birthweight (VLBW) infants from 70 participating hospital NICUs areregistered annually in the KNN, with a total of over 12,000 to date. In additionto providing a national registry of VLBW infants, this unique system also leadsto an infrastructure for quality improvement in neonatal care, which in turnhas an effect on the development of evidence-based neonatal medicine inKorea. Furthermore, it is encouraging that the KNN plans to develop tools tofacilitate multicenter clinical trials and to join the global internationalnetwork for international collaboration
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1542/neo.20-4-e177
- ISBN or ISSN: 1526-9906
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- This research was supported by a fund by Research of Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.