Changes in the Profile of Paediatric Intensive Care Associated with Centralisation

Gale Pearson

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OBJECTIVES: To compare intensive care admissions from a defined population of children in 1991 and 1999, during a period of organisational change and centralisation of paediatric intensive care. DESIGN: Two 12-month population-based audits were compared. Data were collected from hospitals in Birmingham and the surrounding districts. Denominator data were obtained from the Office for National Statistics. The place and rate of intensive care admission, the use of mechanical ventilation at admission, mortality and length of stay were compared. SETTING: Hospitals in the West Midlands. PARTICIPANTS: All children (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1670-1673
Number of pages4
JournalIntensive Care Medicine
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2001


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