EPICure is a population-based study of extremely premature infants, looking at their survival and later health challenges. It was initially undertaken in 1995 (EPICure 1) and repeated in 2006 (EPICure 2).
The 2006 data is commonly used, alongside unit’s own data, in counselling of extremely preterm infants.
Data in table below is rounded to nearest 5% for easy remembering!
|23 weeks||24 weeks||25 weeks|
|Survival to discharge from onset of labour||15%||35%||60%|
|Survival to discharge from admission to NNU||30%||45%||70%|
|Survival with no/mild disability at 3 years||50%||60%||70%|
External link: EPICure
Previously published: 22/01/15