To describe the structure and organization of pediatric intensive care units (ICUs) in the United States.
We directed a mail survey to pediatric ICU medical and nursing directors and hospital quality assurance officers.
A total of 201 of 301 hospitals with pediatric ICUs initially responded.
Telephone confirmation of the mail survey (n=193) and telephone data collection for mail survey nonresponders (n=42) were also undertaken.
The largest proportion (40.0%) of pediatric ICUs had four to six beds per unit, while only 6.0% had >18 beds per unit.
Mots-clés Pascal : Réanimation, Service hospitalier, Unité soin intensif, Equipement, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Questionnaire, Personnel sanitaire, Pédiatrie, Pronostic, Corrélation, Enfant, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Resuscitation, Hospital ward, Intensive care unit, Equipment, United States, North America, America, Questionnaire, Health staff, Pediatrics, Prognosis, Correlation, Child, Human
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