Table 2

Patient and hospital characteristics of hospitalizations for pediatric high-impact conditions
Characteristic Number of hospitalizations (%)
Age
 < 1 year 1,020,642 (71.9)
 1-4 years 185,053 (9.9)
 5-9 years 112,703 (6.1)
 10-14 years 100,192 (5.4)
 15-19 years 129,065 (6.7)
Gender
 Male 861,677 (55.2)
 Female 678,603 (44.8)
Source of Admission
 Routine/Office/Clinic 1,056,752 (75.6)
 Emergency Department 346,692 (19.2)
 Another Hospital 82,818 (4.6)
 Another health care facility, including long term care & nursing care facility 9,815 (0.6)
 Court/Law enforcement Institution 530 (< 0.1)
Hospital Bed Size
 Small 179,272 (12.2)
 Medium 399,609 (26.9)
 Large 941,176 (60.9)
Hospital Location
 Rural 128,951 (9.8)
 Urban 1,391,106 (90.2)
Type of Hospital
 Children’s Teaching and Non-Teaching Hospital 480,139 (30.5)
 Non-Children’s Teaching Hospital 438,665 (30.9)
 Non-Children’s Non-Teaching Hospital 533,000 (38.7)
APRDRG-Levels of Illness Severity
 Minor-moderate 1,241,632 (84.4)
 Major 239,702 (12.2)
 Extreme 66,321 (3.4)
Payer Type
 Medicaid 692,743 (43.7)
 Private/HMO 726,487 (48.3)
 Self-Pay 69,952 (4.6)
 Other 56,110 (3.4)

APRDRG = All-patient refined diagnostic related groups, HMO = Health maintenance organization.

Miller et al.

Miller et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:61   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-61

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