Chronic conditions among children admitted to U.S. pediatric intensive care units: their prevalence and impact on risk for mortality and prolonged length of stay*.

@article{Edwards2012ChronicCA,
  title={Chronic conditions among children admitted to U.S. pediatric intensive care units: their prevalence and impact on risk for mortality and prolonged length of stay*.},
  author={Jeffrey D Edwards and Amy J. Houtrow and Eduard E. Vasilevskis and Roberta S. Rehm and Barry P. Markovitz and Robert J. Graham and R. Adams Dudley},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 7},
  pages={2196-203}
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of chronic conditions among children admitted to U.S. pediatric intensive care units and to assess whether patients with complex chronic conditions experience pediatric intensive care unit mortality and prolonged length of stay risk beyond that predicted by commonly used severity-of-illness risk-adjustment models. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS Retrospective cohort analysis of 52,791 pediatric admissions to 54 U.S. pediatric intensive care units that… CONTINUE READING
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