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Indian J Pediatr. 2008 Jul;75(7):691-4. doi: 10.1007/s12098-008-0130-6. Epub 2008 Aug 21.

Admission time and mortality rates.

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Department of Pediatrics, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ihsan Dogramaci Chidren's Hospital, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Ankara, Turkey. aliertug@gmail.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The objective of this study was to determine whether there there are any associations between time of admission and mortality rates in the pediatric intensive care unit.

METHODS:

We analyzed retrospectively 210 consecutive admissions to the PICU from November 2005 to April 2006 for patients aged 1 mth to 18 yr.

RESULTS:

There was no significant difference for overall mortality rates between weekend and weekday admissions (12.2% vs 17.4%, p=0.245), and daytime and evening admissions (11.3 % vs 15.4%, p=0.254). There was also no significant difference between different admission times for within 24 hours, 48 hours and 72 hours mortality rates.

CONCLUSIONS:

In respect of the overall mortality rates, it can be said that in a closed system PICU management under the control of a pediatric intensivist there is no association between time of admission and mortality rates.

PMID:
18716737
DOI:
10.1007/s12098-008-0130-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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