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Health & Economic Benefits of Neonatal Admission Hypothermia Treatment
The maintenance of a neutral thermal environment, from birth, is important to the survival of premature infants. Self-regulation of body temperature is one of the greatest challenges for the smallest patients in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU.) Improved body temperatures at the time of admission to the NICU has been associated with the incidence of sepsis. Reducing the incidence of neonatal sepsis means higher quality of care and reduced costs. This calculator helps you estimate the potential cost savings from reducing the incidence of neonatal sepsis by improving the temperature of babies at admission to the NICU.