What is Known:
• Quality indicators may help in defining metrics for clinical practice, promoting benchmarking and defining areas of improvement.
• Newborn characteristics call for a specialised care, and quality measure during newborn transport require specific metrics. Quality metrics for paediatric transport have been defined using Delphi method. Some of these measures need to be specific for newborn, due to their intrinsic characteristics.
What is New:
• Using evidence-based literature and our newborn transport experience, specific quality indicators for newborn transport are suggested.
• Data analysis shows how some indicators need to be adjusted for gestational age.