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Table 1 Prospective longitudinal research trial on the effect of microsystem model on variable aspects of health care. (last updated on Oct 25th, 2016)

From: Introduction of microsystems in a level 3 neonatal intensive care unit—an interprofessional approach

Title Description Sample Sizea Stage of study
Effect of microsystem model of care on:
Administrative domain
1. Overarching paper The objective, framework and purpose of the study NA Intervention completed in May 2014, manuscript submitted
2. Prediction of parental stress in NICU Correlation of salivary cortisol level and questionnaire in predicting stress level 150 Data analysis in progress, poster presented
3. Health care administration pre and post microsystem Cost, length of stay, patient flow in NICU pre- and post-implementation of microsystem 1 year pre- and 1 year post-implementation Data analysis in progress
Patient domain
1. Stress level of HCP, parents and patients in NICU Salivary cortisol level in HCP, parents and patients 150 Samples analysed, correlation analysis in progress
2. Parental stress in NICU Parent questionnaire 150 Data analysis in progress
3. Neonatal stress response and long term outcome in infants hospitalized in NICU Correlation of salivary cortisol level and long-term outcome 60 Data analysis in progress
Health care domain
4. Short-term outcome of hospitalized infants in NICU Incidence of ROP, BPD, NEC, sepsis, time on invasive ventilator, blood transfusion, length of stay 200 Data analysis in progress
5. Nutrition and growth of hospitalized infants in NICU Time of feed initiation, time to full feed, number of NPO days, weight gain 200 Data analysis in progress
6. Long-term outcome of hospitalized infants in NICU Neurodevelopmental outcome and number of re-hospitalizations in the graduates of NICU 200 Data analysis in progress
Process of care domain
7. Primary care of hospitalized infants in NICU Number of changes in the primary health care professionals involved in the care of infants 200 Data analysed, draft of manuscript prepared, submission pending on acceptance of manuscript #1 (overarching paper)
8. Workload of health care professionals Number of bed movements and nursing workload distribution 1 year pre- and 1 year post-implementation Data analysed, draft of manuscript prepared, submission pending on acceptance of manuscript #1 (overarching paper)
9. Health environment in NICU Noise level in NICU environment 1 year pre- and 1 year post-implementation Data analysed, draft of manuscript prepared, submission pending on acceptance of manuscript #1 (overarching paper)
10. Use of resources in NICU Laboratory, radiological and microbiology resource use 1 year pre-and 1 year post-implementation Data analysed, draft of manuscript prepared, submission pending on acceptance of manuscript #1 (overarching paper)
  1. HCP Health Care Professional, NICU neonatal intensive care unit, ROP retinopathy of prematurity, BPD bronchopulmonary dysplasia, NEC necrotizing enterocolitis, NPO Nil per os
  2. aEstimated sample size