TABLE 1

Characteristics of the Study Population and Clinical Encounters

CharacteristicPre-POC, (n = 249)Post-POC, (n = 179)P
Race,a %
 Black80.380.4.64
 Other4.42.8
 White15.316.8
Insurance status,a %
 Private15.716.8.95
 Public73.972.6
 Uninsured10.410.6
Length of stay, mean ± SD, minb288.0 ± 112308.5 ± 126.5.09
Age, mean ± SD, yb17.2 ± 1.717.3 ± 1.6.56
  • a Evaluated by using χ2 tests.

  • b Evaluated by using the Wilcoxon rank-sum test.