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Prediction of Pediatric Critical Care Resource Utilization for Disaster Triage

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.

The authors sought to determine whether currently available pediatric illness severity scores can predict duration of critical care resource use.

A pediatric disaster triage algorithm that includes both likelihood for survival and for requiring critical care resources could minimize subjectivity in resource allocation decision-making.

Authors:
Elizabeth Y. Killien, MD, MPH
Brianna Mills, PhD
Nicole A. Errett, PhD, MSP3
Vicki Sakata, MD
Monica S. Vavilala, MD
Fredrick P. Rivara, MD, MPH
Niranjan Kissoon, MD
Mary A. King, MD, MPH


Estimated Time: 29:55 min

Categories: Ethics and End of Life, Pediatrics, Disaster, Procedures,
Content Type: Articles,