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VOLUME 24 , ISSUE 11 ( November, 2020 ) > List of Articles


Does Pediatric Index of Mortality “Score” in Colombia?

Sarfaraz Rahiman

Keywords : Pediatric index of mortality, Pediatric intensive care unit, Severity of illness scoring

Citation Information : Rahiman S. Does Pediatric Index of Mortality “Score” in Colombia?. Indian J Crit Care Med 2020; 24 (11):1018-1019.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23647

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 16-12-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Pediatric index of mortality (PIM)-2 and PIM3 are the most recent versions of severity of illness scoring generated from a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) population in Australia and the United Kingdom. The authors present a single-center evaluation of a performance of these scores in a PICU in Colombia. PIM3 seemed to demonstrate a marginally better performance at predicting mortality, although the discrimination was similar for both scores. Incorporation of this approach to the rest of the units throughout the country would help with benchmarking PICU performance.

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