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Table 1 Characteristics of the responding paediatric intensive care units

From: International survey of De-implementation of initiating parenteral nutrition early in Paediatric intensive care units

Characteristic No. of PICUs (n = 81)
Continent
 Europe 39 (48%)
 South America 14 (17%)
 Asia 12 (15%)
 North America 12 (15%)
 Africa 2 (3%)
 Oceania 2 (3%)
Hospital type
 University children’s hospital 37 (46%)
 University hospital 24 (30%)
 General hospital 18 (21%)
 Other 2 (3%)
Type of PICU
 Multidisciplinary/mixed 75 (93%)
 Medical 4 (5%)
 Cardiac 1 (1%)
 Surgical 1 (1%)
Combination of PICU
 Not combined 66 (82%)
 With neonatal ICU 10 (12%)
 With adult ICU 4 (5%)
 With adult and neonatal ICU 1 (1%)
Size of PICU
 1–10 beds 33 (41%)
 11–20 beds 28 (35%)
 21–30 beds 16 (50%)
  > 30 beds 4 (6%)
Paediatric admissions (patients/year)
 1–250 7 (9%)
 251–500 29 (36%)
 501–750 18 (22%)
 751–1000 7 (9%)
 1001–1250 7 (9%)
  > 1250 13 (16%)
Mechanically ventilated patients
  < 25% 9 (11%)
 25–50% 31 (38%)
 50–75% 25 (31%)
  > 75% 16 (20%)
  1. PICU paediatric intensive care unit, ICU intensive care unit