Publication characteristics

The database includes a total of 372 RCTs from 39 different countries. These RCTs were published in 133 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 133 different journals in 8 languages. 20% of RCTs were published in a journals that published a single RCT.


These 15 journals published 5 or more RCTs each

Journal title RCTs Percentage
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 48 (12.9%)
Critical Care Medicine 33 (8.9%)
Intensive Care Medicine 27 (7.3%)
New England Journal of Medicine 12 (3.2%)
Journal of Pediatrics 11 (3.0%)
Lancet 9 (2.4%)
Pediatrics 8 (2.2%)
Journal of Critical Care 7 (1.9%)
Paediatric Anaesthesia 6 (1.6%)
Jornal de Pediatria 6 (1.6%)
Chest 5 (1.3%)
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 5 (1.3%)
JAMA 5 (1.3%)
Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 5 (1.3%)
Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia 5 (1.3%)

Country of origin

RCTs were from 39 different countries, 248 (67%) of trials were from high-income countries.

Pediatric critical care RCTs published per country

Country RCTs Percentage
United States 117 (31.5%)
India 30 (8.1%)
Brazil 24 (6.5%)
Canada 17 (4.6%)
China 17 (4.6%)
The Netherlands 16 (4.3%)
Australia 13 (3.5%)
Egypt 13 (3.5%)
Germany 12 (3.2%)
United Kingdom 12 (3.2%)
Italy 11 (3.0%)
Turkey 11 (3.0%)
Spain 8 (2.2%)
Thailand 7 (1.9%)
France 5 (1.3%)
Greece 5 (1.3%)
Iran 5 (1.3%)
Argentina 4 (1.1%)
Belgium 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 (0.5%)
Finland 2 (0.5%)
Pakistan 2 (0.5%)
Russia 2 (0.5%)
Bangladesh 1 (0.3%)
Cuba 1 (0.3%)
Indonesia 1 (0.3%)
Malaysia 1 (0.3%)
New Zealand 1 (0.3%)
Philippines 1 (0.3%)
Portugal 1 (0.3%)
Taiwan 1 (0.3%)

Report generated: 13-Nov-17 at 11:35h
Database version: 2017Q3
Date of last searches: 10-Oct-17