Chapman, Susan M., Grocott, Michael P.W. and Franck, Linda S.
Systematic review of paediatric alert criteria for identifying hospitalised children at risk of critical deterioration
Intensive Care Medicine, 36, (4), . (doi:10.1007/s00134-009-1715-x). (PMID:19940976).
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Evidence supporting the validity, reliability and utility of paediatric alert criteria is weak. Studies are needed to determine which physiological parameters or combinations of parameters, best predict serious adverse events. Prospective evaluation of validity, reliability and utility is then needed before widespread adoption into clinical practice can be recommended
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