COMMENTARY. Prognostic scoring in critically ill children: What to predict?

Kneyber, Martin C. J.
August 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/10/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 11, p1155
Academic Journal
In this article the author examines a study on the use of scoring systems in predicting patient outcomes in pediatric intensive care units (PICUs). The author contends that mortality may not be the best outcome parameter of the scoring systems because death rates are decreased by advanced improvement in pediatric critical care. However, he believes that tools for measuring outcome are still unproven and that the outcome in PICUs is not clear if it should be mortality or organ dysfunction.


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