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Modelling the allocation of paediatric intensive care retrieval teams in England and Wales
  1. Madeline King1,2,
  2. Padmanabhan Ramnarayan3,
  3. Sarah E Seaton4,
  4. Christina Pagel2
  5. on behalf of the DEPICT Study Group
    1. 1 Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    2. 2 Clinical Operational Research Unit, University College of London, London, UK
    3. 3 Children’s Acute Transport Service, London, UK
    4. 4 Health Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
    1. Correspondence to Professor Christina Pagel, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK; c.pagel{at}ucl.ac.uk

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    • Contributors CP and PR conceived of the study, and CP supervised MK. SES analysed historic demand and provided the list (and postcodes) of hospitals in England and Wales. MK carried out the mathematical modelling and wrote the first draft of the paper. All authors read and commented on drafts of the paper and approved the final version.

    • Funding The DEPICT project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research programme (Project No: 15/136/45).

    • Disclaimer The views and opinions expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the NIHR HS&DR programme or the Department of Health.

    • Competing interests None declared.

    • Patient consent Not required.

    • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

    • Data sharing statement Data of historic demand belong to PICANet and are not available. Data of the journey times between hospitals are available as an Excel spreadsheet on request from the corresponding author.

    • Collaborators Elizabeth Draper; Jo Wray; Steve Morris; Patrick Davies; Will Marriage; Fatemah Rajah; Eithne Polke; Paul Mouncey; Anna Pearce; Matthew Entwistle; Rachel Lundy.

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    Footnotes

    • Contributors CP and PR conceived of the study, and CP supervised MK. SES analysed historic demand and provided the list (and postcodes) of hospitals in England and Wales. MK carried out the mathematical modelling and wrote the first draft of the paper. All authors read and commented on drafts of the paper and approved the final version.

    • Funding The DEPICT project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research programme (Project No: 15/136/45).

    • Disclaimer The views and opinions expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the NIHR HS&DR programme or the Department of Health.

    • Competing interests None declared.

    • Patient consent Not required.

    • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

    • Data sharing statement Data of historic demand belong to PICANet and are not available. Data of the journey times between hospitals are available as an Excel spreadsheet on request from the corresponding author.

    • Collaborators Elizabeth Draper; Jo Wray; Steve Morris; Patrick Davies; Will Marriage; Fatemah Rajah; Eithne Polke; Paul Mouncey; Anna Pearce; Matthew Entwistle; Rachel Lundy.

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