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Among best PICU survival rates

 "" Pediatric critical care physician Robert Pretzlaff cares for a young patient in UC Davis' Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, which has among the best survival rates.
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Pediatric critical care physician Robert Pretzlaff cares for a young patient in UC Davis' Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, which has among the best survival rates.
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For the past seven years, the pediatric intensive care unit at UC Davis Children's Hospital has been in the top six among 33 units that use the Pediatric Risk of Mortality (PRISM) program, a national standard used for quantifying performance at a number of children's hospitals. PRISM data shows that while youngsters admitted to UC Davis are sicker (85 percent of admissions are emergency cases), they are more likely to survive their illness or injury than those admitted to most of the other PICUs in the sample. UC Davis' PICU last year admitted 1,020 children, ranging from those needing surgery for congenital heart disease to those suffering from traumatic injuries or pneumonia.

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