The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 75, Issue 7, pp 691–694

Admission time and mortality rates

  • Ali Ertug Arslankoylu
  • Benan Bayrakci
  • Yesim Oymak
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12098-008-0130-6

Cite this article as:
Arslankoylu, A.E., Bayrakci, B. & Oymak, Y. Indian J Pediatr (2008) 75: 691. doi:10.1007/s12098-008-0130-6



The objective of this study was to determine whether there there are any associations between time of admission and mortality rates in the pediatric intensive care unit.


We analyzed retrospectively 210 consecutive admissions to the PICU from November 2005 to April 2006 for patients aged 1 mth to 18 yr.


There was no significant difference for overall mortality rates between weekend and weekday admissions (12.2% vs 17.4%, p=0.245), and daytime and evening admissions (11.3 % vs 15.4%, p=0.254). There was also no significant difference between different admission times for within 24 hours, 48 hours and 72 hours mortality rates.


In respect of the overall mortality rates, it can be said that in a closed system PICU management under the control of a pediatric intensivist there is no association between time of admission and mortality rates.

Key words

Admission timeIntensive care unitMortality

Copyright information

© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ali Ertug Arslankoylu
    • 1
  • Benan Bayrakci
    • 1
  • Yesim Oymak
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsHacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ihsan Dogramaci Chidren’s Hospital, Pediatric Intensive Care UnitAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care UnitMersin University Faculty of MedicineMersinTurkey