Study by Roger Parslow and colleagues allays out-of-hours admissions fears

Research undertaken by the Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network (PICANet) has shown that children admitted to UK intensive care units in out-of-hours emergencies

Research undertaken by the Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network (PICANet) has shown that children admitted to UK intensive care units in out-of-hours emergencies are at no greater risk of dying than children arriving during normal working hours.

The full paper (Phil McShane, Elizabeth S. Draper, Patrician A. McKinney, Jillian McFadzean, Roger C. Parslow on behalf of the Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network), ‘Effects of Out-of-Hours and Winter Admissions and Number of Patients per Unit on Mortality in Pediatric Intensive Care,’ was published in The Journal of Pediatrics last week, and has been reported on by:

  • The BBC News
  • The Guardian
  • ITV Calendar
  • Yorkshire Post and the University of Leeds