Letters Standardised mortality ratios

Institutional performance

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1749 (Published 29 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1749
  1. Phil McShane, statistician1,
  2. Elizabeth Draper, principal investigator, PICANet2,
  3. Patricia McKinney, principal investigator, PICANet1,
  4. Roger Parslow, principal investigator, PICANet1
  1. 1Paediatric Epidemiology Group, Division of Epidemiology, University of Leeds, Leeds
  2. 2Perinatal and Paediatric Epidemiology, University of Leicester, Leicester
  1. p.mcshane{at}leeds.ac.uk

    In light of the report by Mohammed and colleagues,1 we comment on the use of risk adjustment measures by the Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network (PICANet). PICANet collects data on admissions to paediatric intensive care units in the UK and Ireland. We assess performance in terms of mortality, adjusting for case mix …

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