Effectiveness and Efficiency in Pediatric Intensive Care
Pediatric intensive care makes a substantial contribution to the health of children in developed countries. For example, in Victoria, a state of Australia with a population of 4.5 million, one child in 70 (1.5% or 15 per 1000) is admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit at the Royal Children’s Hospital. A conservative estimate is that half the children admitted would die without intensive care (15 × 0.5 = 7.5 per 1000), so Victoria’s under 15 years mortality rate would double from 7.1 to 14.6 deaths per 1000 live births without pediatric intensive care.
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