A comparison between raw and predicted mortality in a paediatric intensive care unit in South Africa.

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    • Source:
      Publisher: Biomed Central Country of Publication: England NLM ID: 101462768 Publication Model: Electronic Cited Medium: Internet ISSN: 1756-0500 (Electronic) Linking ISSN: 17560500 NLM ISO Abbreviation: BMC Res Notes Subsets: MEDLINE
    • Publication Information:
      Original Publication: London : Biomed Central, 2008.
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    • Abstract:
      Objective: Paediatric intensive care resources are limited in sub-Saharan Africa. The mortality rate in a combined Paediatric/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Johannesburg, South Africa was almost double that in a dedicated paediatric intensive care unit in the same country. This study aimed to compare the raw mortality rate with that predicted with the Paediatric Index of Mortality (version 3), by doing a retrospective analysis of an existing database.
      Results: A total of 530 patients admitted to the intensive care unit between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2017 were included. The raw mortality rate was 27.1% and the predicted mortality rate was 27.0% (p = 0.971). Cardiac arrest during ICU admission (p < 0.001), non-reactive pupils (0.035), inotropic support (p < 0.001) and renal disease (p = 0.002) were all associated with an increased risk of mortality. These findings indicate that the high mortality rate is due to the severity of illness in the patients that are admitted. It also indicates that the quality of care delivered is acceptable.
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    • Contributed Indexing:
      Keywords: Health care rationing; Intensive care; Mortality audit; Pediatrics
    • Publication Date:
      Date Created: 20181128 Date Completed: 20190329 Latest Revision: 20190329
    • Publication Date:
      20190330
    • Accession Number:
      10.1186/s13104-018-3946-9
    • Accession Number:
      30477580
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BALLOT, D. E. et al. A comparison between raw and predicted mortality in a paediatric intensive care unit in South Africa. BMC Research Notes, [s. l.], v. 11, n. 1, p. 829, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 24 ago. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Ballot DE, Ramdin T, White DA, Lipman J. A comparison between raw and predicted mortality in a paediatric intensive care unit in South Africa. BMC Research Notes. 2018;11(1):829. doi:10.1186/s13104-018-3946-9.
    • APA:
      Ballot, D. E., Ramdin, T., White, D. A., & Lipman, J. (2018). A comparison between raw and predicted mortality in a paediatric intensive care unit in South Africa. BMC Research Notes, 11(1), 829. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-018-3946-9
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Ballot, Daynia Elizabeth, Tanusha Ramdin, Debbie Ann White, and Jeffrey Lipman. 2018. “A Comparison between Raw and Predicted Mortality in a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit in South Africa.” BMC Research Notes 11 (1): 829. doi:10.1186/s13104-018-3946-9.
    • Harvard:
      Ballot, D. E. et al. (2018) ‘A comparison between raw and predicted mortality in a paediatric intensive care unit in South Africa’, BMC Research Notes, 11(1), p. 829. doi: 10.1186/s13104-018-3946-9.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Ballot, DE, Ramdin, T, White, DA & Lipman, J 2018, ‘A comparison between raw and predicted mortality in a paediatric intensive care unit in South Africa’, BMC Research Notes, vol. 11, no. 1, p. 829, viewed 24 August 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Ballot, Daynia Elizabeth, et al. “A Comparison between Raw and Predicted Mortality in a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit in South Africa.” BMC Research Notes, vol. 11, no. 1, Nov. 2018, p. 829. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1186/s13104-018-3946-9.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Ballot, Daynia Elizabeth, Tanusha Ramdin, Debbie Ann White, and Jeffrey Lipman. “A Comparison between Raw and Predicted Mortality in a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit in South Africa.” BMC Research Notes 11, no. 1 (November 26, 2018): 829. doi:10.1186/s13104-018-3946-9.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Ballot DE, Ramdin T, White DA, Lipman J. A comparison between raw and predicted mortality in a paediatric intensive care unit in South Africa. BMC Research Notes [Internet]. 2018 Nov 26 [cited 2019 Aug 24];11(1):829. Available from: http://ezproxy.parker.edu/login?url={targeturl}