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Quantifying variation of paediatric length of stay among intensive care units in Australia and New Zealand

Straney, L.; Clements, A.; Alexander, J.; Slater, A.

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OBJECTIVE To quantify variation of mean paediatric length of stay (LoS) among intensive care units (ICUs) in Australia and New Zealand. METHOD Retrospective data from Australian and New Zealand institutions that admitted children to ICU were analysed. The data were collected between 1997 and 2006, providing a total of 123 institution years of data (an average of 6.15 years per site). Using 47,068 admissions, LoS was modelled as the outcome variable of a Γ regression with a child's risk factors...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010-02-01
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/100935
Source: BMJ Quality & Safety
DOI: 10.1136/qshc.2008.028811

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