Table 3.

Categories of Events That Lead to ICU Admission in Children With Chronic Health Conditions*

1 Biological Factors2
Family/
Environment
3 Chronic System4 Episode-Specific5
Interaction of Chronic and Episode-Specific
6
Potentially Preventable (Unclassified)
Any Preventable Event (2–6)
Technology-assisted care subgroup (36 admissions)36 (100%)3 (8%)3 (8%)3 (8%)0 0 7 (19%)
Subgroup not receiving technology-assisted care (76 admissions)76 (100%)17 (22%)7 (9%)9 (12%)1 (1%)5 (7%)29 (38%)
Total (112 admissions)112 (100%)20 (18%)10 (9%)12 (11%)1 (1%)5 (4%)36 (32%)
  • * Results are number (%) of patients with events in indicated categories. Some patients have more than one category of event leading to severe acute illness.

  • Potentially preventable events were identified more frequently in the group without technology-assisted care than the group that required technology assistance (P < .05).