Preterm and Hospitalized Newborn Health

The standard set

The ICHOM Standard Set for Preterm and Hospitalised Newborn Health is the result of hard work by a group of leading physicians, measurement experts and patients. It is our recommendation of the outcomes that matter most to the parents of Preterm and Hospitalised Newborns. We urge all providers around the world to start measuring these outcomes to better understand how to improve the lives of their patients.

Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)

1 Measured by the PARCA-R

2 Measured by the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire for 2-4 Year Olds

3 Measured by the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised

4 Measured by the TNA-AZL Preschool Children Quality of Life Questionnaire

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Available materials:

  • Flyer – a brief overview of the most important outcomes for patients relating to this ICHOM Standard Set.
  • Reference Guide – a complete overview of the ICHOM Standard Set, including definitions for each measure and selected PROM instruments, time points for collection, and associated risk factors.
  • Data Dictionary – an index of the outcomes and case-mix variables included in the standard set, how to code them, and the information you need to collect when implementing the outcomes in practice.
  • Press Release
  • Published Articles
  • Additional materials

Team that developed this standard

Project team

Working Group Chair | Andreas Flemmer | Div. Neonatology, Dr. v. Hauner Children’s, LMU University Hospital Munich
Research Fellow | Esther Schouten | Div. Neonatology, Dr. v. Hauner Children’s, LMU University Hospital Munich
Research Fellow | Johanna Steckermeier | Div. Neonatology, Dr. v. Hauner Children’s, LMU University Hospital Munich
Project Manager | Jessily P. Ramirez | ICHOM
Project Manager | Nick Sillett | ICHOM
Research Associate | Christina Nielsen | ICHOM


Jeanie Cheong | Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Kylie Pussell | Miracle Babies Foundation *


Alicia Matijasevich | Departamento de Medicina Preventiva, Faculdade de Medicina FMUSP, Universidade de São Paulo


Linda Johnston | University of Toronto


Jennifer Zeitlin | Inserm


Silke Mader | European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI) *


Selina Bentoom | African Foundation for Premature Babies and Neonatal Care*
Kojo Yeboah-Antwi | Father Thomas Alan Rooney Memorial Hospital


Eleni Vavouraki | Ilitominon *


Arti Maria | Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital


Ilein Bolaños González | Con Amor Vencerás*
Naira Pereyra | Hospital Star Medica Infantil


Jasper Been | Erasmus MC - Sophia Children’s Hospital

Republic of Ireland

Mandy Daly | Irish Neonatal Health Alliance*


Rashmi A. Mittal | KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital

United Kingdom

James Webbe | Imperial College London
Dieter Wolke | University of Warwick

United States

Haresh Kirpalani | Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Josef Neu | University of Florida


Kunda Mutesu-Kapembwa | University Teaching Hospital/Women and Newborn Hospital, Neonatology Department

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