|Title:||Pediatric admissions that include intensive care: a population-based study|
Algert, Charles S.
Bowen, Jennifer R.
Roberts, Christine L.
|Citation:||Ibiebele I, Algert CS, Bowen JR, Roberts CL. Pediatric admissions that include intensive care: a population-based study. BMC Health Services Research 2018;18(1):264|
|Abstract:||Background Pediatric admissions to intensive care outside children’s hospitals are generally excluded from registry-based studies. This study compares pediatric admission to specialist pediatric intensive care units (PICU) with pediatric admissions to intensive care units (ICU) in general hospitals in an Australian population. Methods We undertook a population-based record linkage cohort study utilizing longitudinally-linked hospital and death data for pediatric hospitalization from New South Wales, Australia, 2010-2013. The study population included all new pediatric, post-neonatal hospital admissions that included time in ICU (excluding neonatal ICU). Results Of 498,466 pediatric hospitalizations, 7,525 (1.5%) included time in an intensive care unit – 93.7% to PICU and 6.3% to ICU in a general (non-PICU) hospital. Non-PICU admissions were of older children, in rural areas, with shorter stays in ICU, more likely admitted for acute conditions such as asthma, injury or diabetes, and less likely to have chronic conditions, receive continuous ventilatory support, blood transfusion, parenteral nutrition or die. Conclusions A substantial proportion of children are admitted to ICUs in general hospitals. A comprehensive overview of pediatric ICU admissions includes these admissions and the context of the total hospitalization.|
|Type of Work:||Article|
|Type of Publication:||Post-print|
|Appears in Collections:||Healthy Start to Life|
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