• patients
  • They are common occurrences in patients of all ages and are estimated to result in 2 million infections, 90 000 deaths, and $28 to $45 billion in excess health care costs annually. (aappublications.org)
  • 1 , 2 In the Pediatric Prevention Network national point prevalence survey, 11.2% of NICU patients had a health care−associated infection on the day of the survey. (aappublications.org)
  • Patients Children admitted to a UK PICU (1 January 2004 and 31 March 2015) were identified in the Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network dataset. (bmj.com)
  • medical
  • Health care−associated infections in the NICU are a major clinical problem resulting in increased morbidity and mortality, prolonged length of hospital stays, and increased medical costs. (aappublications.org)
  • The prevalence of children and young people with a LLC is increasing 1 partly due to more aggressive treatment of complications and the use of medical technologies, including paediatric intensive care unit (PICU). (bmj.com)
  • families
  • Reducing health care−associated infections in the NICU would have benefits to infants, families, and the health care delivery system. (aappublications.org)
  • There is an opportunity to integrate specialist paediatric palliative care services with paediatric critical care to enable choice around place of care for these children and families. (bmj.com)