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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1994;27(9):1175-1180.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1994.27.9.1175   
An Evaluation of Pediatric Intensive Care Patients - from 1986 to 1992.
Gaab Soo Kim, Hee Soo Kim, Chong Sung Kim, Seong Deok Kim
Department of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
A retrospective analysis was performed on the 5877 critically ill pediatric patients who had been admitted to Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) of Seoul National University Children's Hospital (SNUCH) from 1986 to 1992. Total PICU beds are 17 and 10 of 17 are used by patients in the department of thoracic surgery. The purpose of this study was to provide a guide to the management of Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). This study resulted in follows: 1) Number of yearly admitted patients, mean number of daily admitted patients, and mean duration of stay per patient were increased steadily year by year. 2) Yearly fatality rate of the PICU patients during this period was also increased and the mean was 9.3%. Yearly fatality rate of patients in the department of pediatrics was 24.1% and the highest than any other surgical departments. 3) Neonates' fatality rate in PICU during same period was 17.8% which was the highest than any other age groups. 4) Regarding the duration of admission, patients who admitted for more than 8days were in high risk group and their mean fatality rate was 13.2% for 7 years. 5) The mean fatality rate was 9.1% for males, 9.7% for females.
Key Words: Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU); Fatality rates


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