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Child admissions to intensive care rise 15% in England since 2009

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4954 (Published 27 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4954
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

The number of children admitted to intensive care in England has risen sharply since 2009, placing additional strain on the NHS, a study has found.1 The authors said that the rise was not explained by an increasing child population or by any change in admission criteria to paediatric intensive care units.

The researchers analysed data from the Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network on children aged 15 and under from 2004 to 2013. They also analysed population data from the Office for …

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