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The authors conducted a retrospective study on 20,483 critically ill children presenting to 426 hospitals in five states. Patients ranged from 0 to 18 years old and either required intensive care admission or experienced death during the visit. Statistical analysis revealed decreased mortality rates associated with increased pediatric readiness scores. Access the related commentary here: https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/144/3/e20191636.