volume 17, issue 3, P154-158 1991
DOI: 10.1007/bf01704719
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Abstract: Rationing of pediatric intensive care beds occurs when the severity of illness of patients admitted to and discharged from the PICU is inversely proportional to the number of available PICU beds. Bed rationing may also increase the proportion of patients using unique PICU therapies, thereby increasing efficiency. Consecutive PICU admissions (n = 283) were evaluated for three months for descriptive data, daily severity of illness, and daily care modalities. PICU and hospital censuses were also recorded. The mea…

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