TABLE 2

Characteristics of Inpatients at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital During the Study Period

CharacteristicBaselinePostinterventionP
Age, y3.1 (0.4–11.8)3.9 (0.5–14.1).08
Female gender, n (%)193 (48.2)181 (46.8).7
CVICU LOS, d9.6 (16.6)9.4 (17.8).4
ACU LOS, d5.7 (9.8)5.5 (8.9).77
Total hospital LOS, d12.4 (19.7)11.6 (20.8).57
ACU census16.3 (2.8)17.4 (2)<.01
CVICU census15.9 (3)18 (2.2)<.01
RACHS-13 (2–3)3 (2–3).9
Case-mix index8.25 (5.6)8.19 (5.5).85
CVICU 24-hour readmission, n (%)21 (9.3)13 (5.3).16
In-hospital mortality, n (%)15 (3.8)8 (2.1).23
Rapid-response team calls, n (%)4 (1)3 (0.8)1
  • LOS, length of stay; RACHS-1, Risk Adjusted Congenital Heart Surgery.