Number of infants < 32 weeks admitted to NICU annually
Percent of hypothermic infants at admission
%
Number of hypothermic infants at admission
  
Average infant temperature at admission
°C
Increase in mortality risk 1
Hypothermia-adjusted mortality rate 1, 2
Estimated Cases
36%
8.1%
30
Increase in sepsis risk 1
Hypothermia-adjusted sepsis rate 1, 3
Estimated Cases
14%
22.5%
62
Cost per sepsis case 3, 4, 5
Cost of hypothermia-associated sepsis
$ 5000
$ 1,724,466
Improved average infant admission temperature
°C
Results
Increase in Average Infant Temperature by
36.1°C
Rate
Estimated
Cases
Impact of Improving
Average Temperature
Mortality
9.8%
27
-22
Sepsis
21.4%
59
-3
Cost of Sepsis  $1,641,487
Savings  $82,980
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