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.
KeywordsPediatric Intensive Care Unit Efficiency Index Full Time Equivalent Mortality Prediction Model Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Mortality
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