TABLE 2

Index Hospitalization Characteristics of Hospitalized Children Discharged to HH Services and Their Matched Controls

CharacteristicsHH CasesNon-HH ControlsPa
Hospital resource useb
 Length of stay (d)4 (2–11)3 (2–10)<.001
 Hospital cost$9436 ($3756–$32 502)$6541 ($2770–$21 815)<.001
Most common major diagnostic categories of index admissionc
 Newborn care498 (17.9%)1550 (21.1%)<.001
 Nervous system421 (15.1%)1102 (15.0%).87
 Respiratory system413 (14.8%)964 (13.1%).02
 Musculoskeletal system279 (10.0%)679 (9.2%).23
 Digestive system272 (9.8%)718 (9.8%).98
  • a P values were determined from Wilcoxon signed rank test for hospital resource use and from χ2 tests for major diagnostic categories.

  • b Shown are median values (IQR).

  • c N (% of total cohort).