Table 3

ORs (95% CI) of receiving care in a hospital without a PICU* compared with a hospital with a PICU per 1 year increase, by level of critical care: 2008/2009 to 2016/2017

High dependency care indicatorIntensive care indicator
All ages (7 days to 4 years)1.091.08 to to 1.03
Age stratified
 7 days to <6 months1.091.08 to to 1.05
 6 to <12 months1.151.12 to to 1.07
 1 to 4 years1.061.05 to to 1.03
  • *Any emergency admission that included a transfer between types of hospitals was counted as an admission to a hospital with a PICU.

  • PICU, paediatric intensive care unit.