Publication characteristics

The database includes a total of 354 RCTs from 38 different countries. These RCTs were published in 126 different journals in 8 languages between 1986 and 2017.


Pediatric critical care RCTs published per year


Journals publishing pediatric critical care RCTs

These RCTs were published in 126 different journals in 8 languages. 20% of RCTs were published in a journals that published a single RCT.


These 14 journals published 5 or more RCTs each

Journal title RCTs Percentage
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 44 (12.4%)
Critical Care Medicine 33 (9.3%)
Intensive Care Medicine 27 (7.6%)
New England Journal of Medicine 12 (3.4%)
Journal of Pediatrics 11 (3.1%)
Lancet 9 (2.5%)
Pediatrics 8 (2.3%)
Paediatric Anaesthesia 6 (1.7%)
Jornal de Pediatria 6 (1.7%)
Journal of Critical Care 6 (1.7%)
Chest 5 (1.4%)
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 5 (1.4%)
JAMA 5 (1.4%)
Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 5 (1.4%)

Country of origin

RCTs were from 38 different countries, 242 (68%) of trials were from high-income countries.

Pediatric critical care RCTs published per country

Country RCTs Percentage
United States 113 (31.9%)
India 26 (7.3%)
Brazil 24 (6.8%)
China 16 (4.5%)
The Netherlands 16 (4.5%)
Canada 15 (4.2%)
Australia 13 (3.7%)
Egypt 12 (3.4%)
Germany 12 (3.4%)
United Kingdom 12 (3.4%)
Italy 11 (3.1%)
Turkey 9 (2.5%)
Spain 8 (2.3%)
Thailand 6 (1.7%)
France 5 (1.4%)
Greece 5 (1.4%)
Argentina 4 (1.1%)
Belgium 4 (1.1%)
Iran 4 (1.1%)
Japan 4 (1.1%)
Austria 3 (0.8%)
Chile 3 (0.8%)
Israel 3 (0.8%)
Saudi Arabia 3 (0.8%)
South Africa 3 (0.8%)
Switzerland 3 (0.8%)
Vietnam 3 (0.8%)
Croatia 2 (0.6%)
Finland 2 (0.6%)
Russia 2 (0.6%)
Bangladesh 1 (0.3%)
Indonesia 1 (0.3%)
Malaysia 1 (0.3%)
New Zealand 1 (0.3%)
Pakistan 1 (0.3%)
Philippines 1 (0.3%)
Portugal 1 (0.3%)
Taiwan 1 (0.3%)

Report generated: 30-May-17 at 23:48h
Database version: 2017Q1
Date of last searches: 10-Apr-17