Journal article

Paediatric Index of Mortality 3: An Updated Model for Predicting Mortality in Pediatric Intensive Care

Lahn Straney, Archie Clements, Roger C Parslow, Gale Pearson, Frank Shann, Jan Alexander, Anthony Slater



OBJECTIVES: To provide an updated version of the Paediatric Index of Mortality 2 for assessing the risk of mortality among children admitted to an ICU. DESIGN: International, multicenter, prospective cohort study. SETTING: Sixty ICUs that accept pediatric admissions in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. PATIENTS: All children admitted in 2010 and 2011 younger than 18 years old at the time of admission and either died in ICU or were discharged. Patients who were transferred to another ICU were not included. Fifty-three thousand one hundred twelve patient admissions were included in the analysis. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENT AND MAIN RESULTS: A revised prediction mode..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Dr. Parslow received grant support from the Department of Health (government grant - funds for data collection and analysis). Dr. Pearson served as the specialist advisor to the Care Quality Commission, is employed by the Birmingham Children's Hospital, provided expert testimony for Episodic and various sources, lectured for various entities, and received royalties from Elsevier. Dr. Alexander is employed by ANZPIC (registry manager). Dr. Slater is employed by the Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane. The remaining authors have disclosed that they do not have any potential conflicts of interest.