Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network: Annual Report 2018

Reports | Published: 08 Nov 2018

This is the fifteenth annual PICANet clinical audit report describing paediatric intensive care (PIC) activity in the United Kingdom (UK) and Republic of Ireland (ROI). The purpose of PICANet is to improve critical care services provided to patients as part of PIC services by measuring the quality of care and outcomes against pre-determined standards, using data from the UK and Republic of Ireland as a whole as a benchmark.

This report provides information on five key metrics: case ascertainment, retrieval mobilisation times, number of qualified nurses per bed, emergency readmissions within 48 hours and mortality in PICU.

In addition to the standard headline figures on PICU activity, mortality, transport referrals, staffing, occupancy and the five quality measures, there is also a focus on referral and transport data examining the impact of winter pressures. This information is provided for the whole of the UK and Republic of Ireland, and by individual country.

As in previous years, the PICANet annual report comprises three sections and this summary report should be read in conjunction with the Tables and Figures and the Appendices for additional information and a detailed breakdown.

The full report, appendices, tables and figures are available to download using the links below.

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Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network: Annual Report 2018