Table 1

Study settings

AreaNo. of beds
(baby:bed ratio)
Characteristics
Transitional nursery (TN)5 (variable, but usually >1:1)31–37 weeks, nursed under radiant warmers, awaiting transfer to other areas, pending availability of bed. Infants are expected to stay here only for few hours, but not uncommonly have to stay longer due to non-availability of bed in other areas
Low birth weight (LBW) room6 (1:1)34–37 weeks, 1.4–1.8 kg neonates nursed with mother
Neonatal nursery (NNN)18 (1:1)>32 weeks postmenstrual age neonates nursed with mother. Most shifted from level III NICU after recovery from common neonatal morbidities
  • NICU, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.