I would prefer myself to work in NICE (I assume you mean NICU, but can't figure out the E), he, he, stupid pun I know, I know, Just made me smile.
Back to the subject I totally agree w/ Blue eyes, I just cant see LDRP working in a high volume area with any ease. UNLESS they had the MBU/LD staff working together and sticking w/ their specialties, handing off a patient after recovery to the MBU nurse, that would ruin the continuety of the care of course but, I know of one hospital that ended up doing it that way after the upper management built a whole new unit that way and ran into HUGE staffing problems and HAD to do it that way, it is a city hospital and to have adequate staff they ended up doing it that way. I was offered a job there and had to decline becuase the matrix was quite confussing and it could get quite crazy there, having to move some patients back to the woman's unit due to lack of space, their delivery rate went up after the move to the new unit, because pts, and MDs like this for "family centered care" but it too has it's own issues. I myself prefere LDRs, becuase being new I want to master L/D before taking on further responsibilities. MBU has tons of teaching and it takes alot to help these families adjust to their newest member, they need that expert care. I agree it works well in smaller hospitals. Just my way of thinking.