Australian & New Zealand Neonatal Network (ANZNN)
The Australian and New Zealand Neonatal Network (ANZNN) is a collaborative network that monitors the care of high risk newborn infants by pooling data to provide quality assurance for this resource consuming care. The network was established in 1994 under the recommendation of the National Health and Research Council's (NHMRC) Expert Panel on Perinatal Morbidity.
Since its establishment the network has developed a minimum data set and implemented a data collection that monitors the mortality and morbidity of infants admitted to neonatal intensive care units across Australia and New Zealand.
All neonatal intensive care units in Australia and New Zealand have contributed to the network's audit of babies since 1st January 1995. In 1998 all level II units in New Zealand joined the network and began contributing data. The level II unit in Tasmania joined in 1999 and most recently five level II units in New South Wales, four level II units in Queensland, one level II unit in the Northern Territory, one in Victoria and a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit in South Australia have joined the network.
Just released: Report of the Australian and New Zealand Neonatal Network 2010