Admission time and mortality rates

Indian J Pediatr. 2008 Jul;75(7):691-4. doi: 10.1007/s12098-008-0130-6. Epub 2008 Aug 21.


Objective: The objective of this study was to determine whether there there are any associations between time of admission and mortality rates in the pediatric intensive care unit.

Methods: We analyzed retrospectively 210 consecutive admissions to the PICU from November 2005 to April 2006 for patients aged 1 mth to 18 yr.

Results: There was no significant difference for overall mortality rates between weekend and weekday admissions (12.2% vs 17.4%, p=0.245), and daytime and evening admissions (11.3 % vs 15.4%, p=0.254). There was also no significant difference between different admission times for within 24 hours, 48 hours and 72 hours mortality rates.

Conclusions: In respect of the overall mortality rates, it can be said that in a closed system PICU management under the control of a pediatric intensivist there is no association between time of admission and mortality rates.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Hospital Mortality*
  • Humans
  • India
  • Infant
  • Intensive Care Units, Pediatric / statistics & numerical data*
  • Logistic Models
  • Male
  • Patient Admission / statistics & numerical data*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Time Factors