Provides clinical audit information on high-risk babies admitted to the 29 level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Australia and New Zealand. This year, the high-risk babies admitted to the 13 level II nurseries in New Zealand are also reported. The criteria for admission of these babies include: born at less than 32 weeks' gestation; born weighing less than 1,500 g; babies who require assisted ventilation; and babies who have major surgery. The report gives data on risk factors relating to the outcomes of the babies while they are in hospital, and maternal and pregnancy risk factors. This report will be useful to the providers of care for these babies, including their families, nursing, medical and paramedical staff, health services planners and providers.