[The validity of the index of pediatric mortality risk (PRISM) in a pediatric intensive care unit].

@article{PulidoBarba1993TheVO,
  title={[The validity of the index of pediatric mortality risk (PRISM) in a pediatric intensive care unit].},
  author={J. N. Pulido-Barba and P Beltr{\'a}n-R{\'a}mirez and L G V{\'a}zquez de Lara-Cisneros},
  journal={Boletin medico del Hospital Infantil de Mexico},
  year={1993},
  volume={50 12},
  pages={
          861-4
        }
}
With the purpose to compare the observed and expected mortality rates (based on the PRISM score) in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) of the "Hospital para el Niño Poblano", a prospective study of 92 patients admitted from August to December of 1992 was made. More than five percent of mortality risk was observed among 60.2% of the patients at the PICU admittance. The predicted mortality was not different from the expected mortality (P < 0.05). We observed that seven of ten patients who… CONTINUE READING

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