Survival among patients admitted in PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit) of tertiary childcare hospital.


  • Fatima Jabeen The Children’s Hospital & ICH, Multan.
  • Asim Khurshid CHC & ICH Multan Pakistan
  • Maria Saleem Nishtar Medical University and Hospital, Multan.



Mortality, PRISM III, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit


Objective: To determine the frequency of survival among patients admitted in Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) of tertiary care hospital according to disease severity score PRISM III. Study Design: Descriptive study. Setting: PICU of The Children’s Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Multan. Period: October 2019 to April 2020. Material & Methods: A total of 205 admitted children in PICU were recruited. PRISM III forms were filled and PRISM III score was calculated for all study participants. Results: Of these 205 study cases, 124 (60.5 %) were male patients while 81 (39.5 %) were female patients. Mean age of our study cases was 3.64 ± 1.96 years. Mean duration of PICU stay was 4.52 ± 3.59 days and 139 (67.8%) patients had PICU stay for upto 5 days. Mean PRISM III score was 11.25 ± 4.69 and 69 (33.7%) had group I score, 118 (57.6%) had group II score, 14 (6.8%) had group III score and 4 (2%) had group IV score. Of these 205 study cases, mortality was noted in 31 (15.1%). Conclusion: High Frequency of mortality among children admitted to pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) was observed and mortality was found to be increasing with increasing PRISM III score.

Author Biographies

Fatima Jabeen, The Children’s Hospital & ICH, Multan.


Post Graduate Resident Pediatric Medicine


Maria Saleem, Nishtar Medical University and Hospital, Multan.

MBBS, FCPS (Pediatric Medicine)

Assistant Professor Paediatric Medicine