TABLE 1.

PICU Conflicts by Type

Conflict TypeFrequencyProportion of All Conflicts (%)Proportion of Long-Stay PICU Patients With Conflict* (%)
All conflicts5510047
Team-family336031
Intrateam†213819
 PICU team versus surgical specialists1120
 Multiple services59
 PICU team versus out-of-hospital physicians (eg, patient’s PCP)35
 Physician versus nurse12
 PICU team versus medical specialists12
Intrafamily121
  • * Long stays were defined as those exceeding 8 days (ie, the 85th percentile of length of stay in the PICU).