• Performance of the Pediatric Index of Mortality 3 Score in PICUs in Argentina: A Prospective, National Multicenter Study

    7 days ago - By Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Objective:
    To assess the performance of the Pediatric Index of Mortality 3 score in a population of children admitted to PICUs in Argentina.
    Design:
    Prospective, national, multicenter study.
    Setting:
    Forty-nine PICUs located in Argentina belonging to public and private institutions.
    Patients:
    All children between 1 month and 16 years old admitted to the participating PICUs between May 15, 2016, and February 15, 2017.
    Interventions:
    None.
    Measurement and Main Results:
    A total of 6,602 patients were enrolled in the study. The observed mortality was 8% , whereas mortality predicted by...
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