Evid Based Nurs 4:78 doi:10.1136/ebn.4.3.78
  • Treatment

Comprehensive follow up care reduced life threatening illnesses without increasing costs in high risk, inner city infants

Comprehensive follow up care v routine care for high risk, inner city infants*

Outcomes at age 1 year Comprehensive care Routine care RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Life threatening illness 8% 16% 48% (22 to 65) 14 (9 to 33)
Admission to intensive care 6% 13% 57% (31 to 73) 14 (9 to 29)

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