Table 2

Whole-cohort clinical course in the PICU

Median length of stay in PICU (days) (IQR)3 (2–5)
Highest level of respiratory support given in PICU, n (%)
 High-frequency oscillatory ventilation, n (%)1 (0.45)
 Conventional mechanical ventilation, n (%)37 (17)
 Continuous positive airway pressure/bilevel positive airway pressure, n (%)34 (15)
 High-flow oxygen by nasal cannula, n (%)96 (43)
 Low-flow oxygen (FiO2>0.4), n (%)10 (4.4)
Antibiotics given in PICU, n (%)166 (75)
  • PICU, paediatric intensive care unit.