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Table 2 Components of a quality comprehensive care NICU follow-up program

From: Newborn intensive care survivors: a review and a plan for collaboration in Texas

Personnel • A multidisciplinary team with adequate staffing from physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers, physical, occupational, speech, and respiratory therapists, nutritionists, lactation consultants, case managers, and ECI collaborators
• Support for case management and home visits
Practices • A standardized manual of operations
• Processes to engage effectively with neonatologists, community pediatricians, and other primary care providers including data sharing linkages
• Mechanisms for tracking during and after clinic discharge, including follow-up at school age, adolescence, and adulthood
• Databases for tracking and research
Programs • Family support groups
• Organized educational program for outreach to families, providers, and community
• Website with resources for families, providers, and community
Facilities • Appropriate clinic space