Frequency, characteristics, and outcomes of pediatric patients readmitted to the cardiac critical care unit
Intensive Care Medicine, 05/24/2012
Bastero–Mino P et al. – Respiratory reasons are the most common cause for early cardiac critical care unit (CCCU) readmission among pediatric cardiac patients. The readmitted patients have higher rates of death compared to the overall pediatric cardiac critical care population. The development of objective predischarge scores might help planning appropriately for discharge to the ward and avoid readmission to the CCU.