TABLE 1

Hospital-Level Demographic and Treatment Characteristics for Pediatric Patients With Select APR-DRG Diagnostic Groups Treated in the ED From 2009 Through 2012a,b

APR-DRG CategoryMedian AgeGender, % (Percent Female)Percent Patients With Public Health Insurance, (%)cPercent Patients Admitted to ICU, (%)Mean Length of Stay (d)
Asthma (n = 410 530)5 (4–5)38 (36–39)67 (60–77)1.5 (1.0–2.9)1.2 (1.1–1.2)
Cellulitis, other bacterial skin infections (n = 225 304)4 (3–4)50 (49–52)67 (59–79)0.1 (0.0–0.1)1.2 (1.2–1.3)
Bronchiolitis and RSV pneumoniad (n = 212 574)0 (0–0)41 (40–42)71 (63–82)1.6 (1.2–2.3)1.5 (1.4–1.6)
Pneumonia NEC (n = 152 417)3 (3–3)47 (46–48)61 (51–74)1.6 (1.0–2.4)1.4 (1.3–1.6)
Kidney and urinary tract infections (n = 120 997)4 (4–5)84 (80–87)64 (57–76)0.1 (0.1–0.3)1.3 (1.2–1.4)
Seizure (n = 97 829)2 (2–2)43 (42–44)58 (48–70)0.6 (0.3–1.0)1.1 (1.1–1.1)
Concussione (n = 69 055)9 (8–10)35 (34–37)40 (28–51)0.9 (0.5–1.7)1.1 (1.0–1.1)
All patients3 (3–3)46 (45–47)65 (58–77)1.2 (0.7–1.6)1.3 (1.2–1.3)
  • a Values in table represent hospital-level median (interquartile range).

  • b Patients aged 0–18 y without a complex chronic condition diagnosis.

  • c Excluding hospitals with >10% missing insurance data (n = 5).

  • d Seventy-seven percent of patients were <12 mo old.

  • e Concussion, closed skull fracture, uncomplicated intracranial injury, coma <1 h, or no coma.