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Measuring efficiency in Australian and New Zealand paediatric intensive care units

Straney, Lahn D; Clements, Archie; Alexander, Jan; Slater, Anthony

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Purpose: To develop a measure of paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) efficiency and compare the efficiency of PICUs in Australia and New Zealand. Methods: Separate outcome prediction models for estimating clinical performance and resource usage were constructed using patient data from 20,742 admissions between 2005 and 2007. A standardised mortality ratio was calculated using a recalibrated Paediatric Index of Mortality 2 model. A random effects length of stay (LoS) prediction model was used...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/74442
Source: Intensive Care Medicine
DOI: 10.1007/s00134-010-1916-3

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