The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the developers of Prolonged NICU Stay Calculator give the user permission to use this tool without modification for educational or research purposes only. This product is not intended for diagnostic use.
The calculator is a counseling tool and is meant to be an adjunct to, not a replacement of, in-person counseling.
The calculator is an estimate of the probability of NICU admission greater than 3 days among women who present with threatened late preterm birth. It was derived from the cohort of women enrolled in the MFMU ALPS trial and thus may not be generalizable to all populations. For example, institution-specific practices and neonatal intensive care unit admission policies may vary.
For more information about this calculator please see: Battarbee AN et al. Risk factors associated with prolonged neonatal intensive care unit stay after threatened late preterm birth. J Matern Neonatal Med. June 2019:1-6. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14767058.2019.1623777