International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics

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International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics

2021, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part C

Accuracy of pediatric risk of mortality (PRISM) III score in predicting mortality outcomes in a pediatric intensive care unit in Srinagar
Author(s)
Tajamul Islam, Nisar Ahmad Bhat, Eijaz Ahmad Shah and Mushtaq Ahmad Sheikh
Abstract
Background: 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.
Pages: 151-154 | Views: 86 | Downloads: 44
How to cite this article:
Tajamul Islam, Nisar Ahmad Bhat, Eijaz Ahmad Shah, Mushtaq Ahmad Sheikh. Accuracy of pediatric risk of mortality (PRISM) III score in predicting mortality outcomes in a pediatric intensive care unit in Srinagar. Int J Paediatrics Geriatrics 2021;4(1):151-154. DOI: 10.33545/26643685.2021.v4.i1c.162
International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics