PREDICT Bronchiolitis

Admitted patients with bronchiolitis at 7 Australian and New Zealand Centres: Retrospective analysis of epidemiological data

The CRIB2 study is a retrospective chart review of all the patients who were identified during the Comparative Rehydration in Bronchiolitis (CRIB) study, a randomised controlled trial that was completed in 2011. 3919 patients were admitted with bronchiolitis from 2009 – 2011 and assessed for eligibility as part of the CRIB study. These patients’ records will be analysed to look at the overall epidemiology of admitted patients with bronchiolitis; outcomes in patients with pre-existing medical conditions admitted with bronchiolitis; seasonal and geographical variation of admission characteristics and nasopharyngeal aspirates (NPA); intensive care interventions; and the use of inhaled bronchodilators and oral steroids in admitted patients with bronchiolitis.

Study design

Multi centre retrospective audit of medical records

Chief Investigator

Ed Oakley

Time frame

2012 – 2014



Site locations

  • Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
  • Princess Margaret Hospital, Perth, Australia
  • Sunshine Hospital, St Albans, Melbourne, Australia
  • Kidzfirst, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Monash Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
  • Royal Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
  • Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand


3919 patients (aged 2 – 12 months) admitted with bronchiolitis who were assessed for eligibility as part of the CRIB study