Table 1

Emergency admissions for Scottish children requiring invasive mechanical ventilation falling within ICD-11 Chapter 12 (disorders of the respiratory system)

Diagnosis 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Bronchiolitis1081290
LRTI—cause unspecified69980
Respiratory failure—cause unspecified43000
Asthma02200
Pleural effusion10002
Pneumonia15041
Pneumothorax00001
Pulmonary oedema01011
Tracheitis00001
Other595111
  • PICU admissions from 23 March to 30 June 2020 compared with the same date range in previous years (2016–2019).

  • ICD-11, International Classification of Diseases 11th Revision; LRTI, lower respiratory tract infection; PICU, paediatric intensive care unit.