With the advancements in medicine and increasing access to modern technology, pediatric intensive care units (PICU) are becoming a vital part of any health care setting. PICUs play a key role in saving the life of young patients. Various scales have been designed by researchers to aid in predicting the mortality of a patient admitted in PICU. Study aimed at validating the Pediatric Risk of Mortality score (PRISM score) in predicting mortality in a tertiary care Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in Srinagar.
Study design: The study was conducted at Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of Postgraduate Department of Pediatrics in GB Pant Hospital, an associated hospital of Government Medical College Srinagar 315 patients included in our study. Out of these patients, 166 patients were males and 149 patients were females.
Results: In our study we found that PRISM III score of the patients who expired was significantly higher (31.4±8.75) as compared to patients who were discharged (14.3±3.60) (p<0.0001).
Conclusion: PRISM score is a significant predictor of PICU mortality.