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Cardinal Glennon PICU Rates Best in Missouri, Among Best in the Country
The Consumer Reports story titled "Dangerous infections are more likely in pediatric units" reports an investigative study by Consumer Reports Health Rating Center. Sample and findings:
  • 92 pediatric ICUs in 31 states and DC
  • Year group 2010
  • Data source: Leap Frog (voluntary reporting)
  • Limited analysis to hospitals with large enough samples to yield statistically meaningful results 
  •  Compared hospitals that treat sickest patients in their regions
  • Average of 1.8/1000 days on the lines = 20% higher than national rates for adults (1.5 per 1000 in 2009)
  • Some PICUs had rates as high as 7.2, more than 4 times national average

The story ranks PICUs on a scale of 5 (best) to 1 (worst). PICUs are listed by institution and grouped by state.

Click here to read the story and see how SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center ranks.  

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