Transport as a system: reorganization of perinatal assistance in Northern Lombardy

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2011 Oct;24 Suppl 1:122-5. doi: 10.3109/14767058.2011.607670.


The organization of perinatal care has been a pivotal mean for improvement in neonatal survivals. Despite the excellent standard of assistance in Lombardy, Obstetrics and Neonatal Units of MBBM Foundation-Monza, Manzoni Hospital-Lecco and Niguarda Hospital-Milan put forward a pilot project proposing reorganization of perinatal care in the northern part of Lombardy. The main goals of the project are implementation of maternal transport system and use of neonatal back transport as a system to increase the availability of intensive care beds. The project's fundamental steps and critical points will be discussed.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Beds / supply & distribution
  • Female
  • Health Plan Implementation
  • Health Services Accessibility / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Intensive Care Units, Neonatal / organization & administration
  • Italy
  • Medical Assistance / organization & administration
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized
  • Obstetrics / methods
  • Obstetrics / organization & administration
  • Perinatal Care / methods
  • Perinatal Care / organization & administration*
  • Pilot Projects
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnant Women
  • Program Evaluation
  • Transportation / methods*