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Resuscitation is undertaken to establish independent breathing and heartbeat or to treat depressed respiratory effect and to correct metabolic disturbances. Active resuscitation methods range from less advanced methods like suction or oxygen therapy to more advanced methods, such as external cardiac massage and ventilation.
Data are for liveborn babies only. Due to a change in reporting of resuscitation method, data are for 2019 only.
The figure shows a bar chart of the active resuscitation method for the number per 100 liveborn babies by a range of topics for 2019. In 2019, between 75 and 85 per 100 liveborn babies did not require active resuscitation immediately after birth.
Where resuscitation was required, 6 of 8 jurisdictions reported continuous positive pressure ventilation (CPAP) as the most commonly used method and external cardiac compressions as the least common method.
Babies who required resuscitation were more likely to:
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