Authors' replyBMJ 1996; 312 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7023.121 (Published 13 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:121
- Joseph Britto,
- Simon Nadel,
- Ian Maconochie,
- Michael Levin,
- Parviz Habibi
- Paediatric intensive care fellow Consultant in paediatric intensive care Clinical research fellow Professor Senior lecturer Department of Paediatrics, St Mary's Hospital, London W2 1NY
EDITOR,—It is reassuring to find that there is agreement on the essence of our paper, which is that critically ill children should be transferred by specialised paediatric mobile intensive care teams. Unfortunately, this is not always the case in Britain. Quen Mok and colleagues report that substantially more critical incidents occurred in the 180 transfers by non-specialised teams to their paediatric intensive care unit, which emphasises the message of our paper.
Our application of the therapeutic intervention scoring system (TISS) and the paediatric risk …
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