The impact of adverse patient occurrences on hospital costs in the pediatric intensive care unit.


OBJECTIVES To study the influence of adverse patient occurrences defined as airway complication (AC), vascular complication (VC), and infectious complication (IC) on intensive care unit (ICU) costs and length of stay (LOS). DESIGN Retrospective, cohort study SETTING An urban, tertiary care children's hospital in Philadelphia, PA. PATIENTS All children… (More)


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