BCs children: not all born equal

Increasing the gestational age of a newborn baby by one week reduces the length of a NICU stay by 3.3 days.

In the period studied here, there were 2704 babies born prematurely who needed NICU treatment. If one day in NICU costs $1,000*, adding just one week to each child’s gestational age would translate into a cost avoidance of nearly 9 million dollars.