TABLE 3

Episodes of Care After Discharge From Hospital of Birth

Number of Episodes (%)OR (95% CI)
NASNon–NAS
Age
 0–28 d238 (4.6)50 225 (5.7)0.81 (0.71–0.92)*
 28 d–1 y1678 (32.6)231 052 (26.0)1.37 (1.29–1.45)*
 1–4 y1899 (36.8)376 570 (42.4)0.79 (0.75–0.84)*
 >4 y1339 (26.0)229 380 (25.9)1.01 (0.95–1.07)
 Total5154 (100)887 227 (100)
Duration of hospitalization per episode of care (d)a
 Age 0–28 d3 (46)*2 (1318)
 Age 28 d–1 y2 (77)*1 (1679)
 Age 1–4 y1 (53)*1 (721)
 Age >4 y1 (76)***1 (465)
 Total1 (78)*1 (1679)
Admission after birth hospital discharge (%)
 Yes2009 (52.4)408 993 (40.2)1.63 (1.53–1.74)*
Episodes of care per childb
 Median (range)2 (68)*0 (504)
Separation mode (%)
 Discharge home4680 (90.8)827 015 (93.2)0.72 (0.65–0.79)*
 Transferred to another hospital370 (7.2)45 483 (5.1)1.43 (1.29–1.59)*
 Died20 (0.4)1063 (0.1)3.25 (2.09–5.06)*
  • * P < .001. **P < .01. ***P < .05. —, analysis not applicable, not conducted, or data not available.

  • a Median (range).

  • b Refers to the number of episodes of care encounters occurring after initial discharge after birth admission.