PICANet Paediatric critical care state of the nation report

Reports | Published: 14 Dec 2023

The Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network (PICANet) has published the National Paediatric Critical Care Audit State Nation Report 2023. Based on a data collection period from January 2020 to December 2022, it describes paediatric critical care activity which occurred within Level 3 paediatric intensive care units and Specialist Paediatric Critical Care Transport Services in the United Kingdom (UK) and Republic of Ireland (ROI).

This report contains key information on referral, transport and admission events collected by the National Paediatric Critical Care Audit to monitor the delivery and quality of care in relation to agreed standards and evaluate clinical outcomes to inform national policy in paediatric critical care. It reports on the following five key metrics relevant to Paediatric Intensive Care services:

  • case ascertainment including timeliness of data submission
  • retrieval mobilisation times
  • emergency readmissions within 48 hours of discharge
  • unplanned extubation in PICU
  • mortality in PICU.

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PICANet Paediatric critical care state of the nation report