Comparison of Pediatric Severe Sepsis Managed in U.S. and European ICUs Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Critical Care
  • Intensive Care Units, Pediatric
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'
  • Sepsis
  • Severity of Illness Index

abstract

  • Children with severe sepsis admitted to European PICUs have higher severity of illness, are more likely to be admitted from hospital wards, and receive more intensive care therapies than in the United States. The lack of significant differences in morbidity and mortality after adjusting for patient characteristics suggests that the approach to care between regions, perhaps related to PICU bed availability, needs to be considered in the design of future international clinical trials in pediatric severe sepsis.

authors

publication date

  • June 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC5399539

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/PCC.0000000000000760

PubMed ID

  • 27124566

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 522

end page

  • 30

volume

  • 17

number

  • 6