Table 1

Characteristics of patients who died in ICU or PICU

All deaths
(%)
Group without chronic illness (%)Group with chronic illness
(%)
P value
Characteristics1263393
Age (months)19.5 (5.25–96)12 (4–116)20 (6–83)0.87
Gender (male)76 (60)18 (55)58 (62)0.82
Length of PICU/ICU stay (days)3 (1–15.75)3 (2–8)3 (1–17)0.82
PIM2 predicted mortality (%)66.6 (15.5–94.7)93.5 (77.1–98.5)37.7 (9.5–92.1)<0.01
Urgent admission117 (93)33 (100)84 (90)0.14
Mortality (%)2.11.32.6<0.01
Time of admission
 Weekday daytime41 (33)6 (18)35 (38)
 Weekday night35 (28)11 (33)24 (26)
 Weekend daytime9 (7)4 (12)5 (5)
 Weekend night25 (20)7 (21)18 (19)
 No data16 (13)5 (15)11 (12)0.27
Transportation methods
 Ambulance with doctor38 (30)17 (52)21 (22)
 Helicopter with doctor3 (2)3 (9)0 (0)
 EMS38 (30)13 (39)25 (27)
 General ward or OR38 (30)0 (0)38 (41)
 Other9 (7)0 (0)9 (10)<0.01
  • EMS, emergency medical service; ICU, intensive care unit;OR, operating room; PICU, paediatric intensive care unit; PIM2, Paediatric Index of Mortality 2.