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Table 1 Comparison of the resources between two groups of countries in accordance with survey responses

From: A survey on the resources and practices in pediatric critical care of resource-rich and resource-limited countries

Resourcea Developed country (n = 34) Developing country (n = 39) P value
Pediatric beds 169 (88.4) 158 (211) .79
Critical care beds 17.5 (11.5) 11.2 (6.8) .007
Admissions/year in PICU 870.4 (548) 600.1 (504) .03
PICU physicians 10.0 (5.8) 5.5 (4.3) <.001
EMR 85.29 (29) 48.72 (19) .001
Dedicated research coordinator 47.06 (16) 51.28 (20) .72
Dedicated QI program 76.47 (26) 66.67 (26) .36
Reliable Internet access 97.06 (33) 87.18 (34) .13
Critical care specialization 94.12 (32) 94.87 (37) .89
Prior participation in multicentric trials 85.2 (29) 58.9 (23) .13
ACLS/PALS 91.18 (31) 82.05 (32) .26
PFCCS 32.35 (11) 35.90 (14) .75
  1. ACLS advanced cardiac life support, EMR electronic medical record, PALS pediatric advanced life support, PFCCS pediatric fundamental critical care support, PICU pediatric intensive care unit, QI quality improvement
  2. aNumerical values are presented as number (SD); categorical values are presented as percentage and number of “Yes” responses