About the systematic review:
Children with chronic critical illness (CCI) are a unique high-risk population in the PICU at significant risk of recurrent critical illness and persistent long-term morbidity, and become ‘superusers’ of PICU resources. To date, this population has been understudied, in part due to pediatric CCI being a novel concept without an accepted definition to consistently identify these children. This scoping review will seek to first identify existing or suggested definitions of pediatric CCI, and in their absence, identify key terms and constructs to inform the development of a working definition of pediatric CCI for future research.
Full details and the study protocol can be found at: osf.io/umr8x/