APPENDIX 2

Management and Disposition of Transferred Patients by Diagnosis

Directly Discharged, n = 5645Admitted <24 h, n = 3887Admitted >24 h, n = 13 359
Diagnosis of viral gastroenteritis/dehydrationn = 313n = 136n = 325
 Age, mean ± SD4.7 ± 4.75.0 ± 4.94.8 ± 5.5
 Received laboratory work or radiologic studies199 (63.6)125 (91.9)320 (98.5)
 Analgesics/antipyretics/antiemetic100 (32.0)78 (57.4)208 (64)
 IV fluids73 (23.3)105 (77.2)228 (70.2)
 IV ondansetron44 (14.1)37 (27.2)86 (26.5)
Diagnosis of nonsurgical abdominal painn = 348n = 62n = 70
 Age, mean ± SD8.2 ± 4.69.0 ± 4.510.6 ± 4.8
 Received laboratory work or radiologic studies254 (73.0)54 (87.1)67 (95.7)
 Analgesics/antipyretics/antiemetic77 (22.1)33 (53.2)58 (82.9)
 IV fluids71 (20.4)48 (77.4)59 (84.3)
 IV ondansetron20 (5.8)14 (22.6)34 (48.6)
 Had an operative procedure0 (0)1 (1.6)11 (15.7)
Diagnosis of GIn = 297n = 282n = 630
 Age, mean ± SD4.6 ± 4.84.6 ± 5.06.5 ± 6.2
 Received laboratory work or radiologic studies224 (75.4)246 (87.2)622 (98.7)
 Analgesics/antipyretics/antiemetic35 (11.8)153 (54.3)404 (64.1)
 IV fluids41 (13.8)160 (56.7)454 (72.1)
 IV ondansetron13 (4.4)92 (32.6)205 (32.5)
Diagnosis of traumatic head injuryn = 281n = 446n = 477
 Age, mean ± SD6.0 ± 5.76.0 ± 5.56.5 ± 5.5
 Received laboratory work or radiologic studies171 (60.9)364 (81.6)473 (99.2)
 Analgesics/antipyretics/antiemetic73 (26.0)247 (55.4)415 (87)
 IV mannitol0 (0)1 (0.2)35 (7.3)
Diagnosis of asthma/wheezingn = 240n = 212n = 663
 Age, mean ± SD4.6 ± 4.15.4 ± 4.55.5 ± 4.2
 Received laboratory work or radiologic studies44 (18.3)112 (52.8)490 (73.9)
 Analgesics/antipyretics/antiemetic17 (7.1)50 (23.6)215 (32.4)
 Nebulizer/MDI treatments186 (77.5)173 (81.6)494 (74.5)
 IV magnesium sulfate2 (0.8)13 (6.1)92 (13.9)
 IV steroids11 (4.6)44 (20.8)266 (40.1)
 Supplemental oxygen6 (2.5)69 (32.6)280 (42.2)
Diagnosis of bronchiolitisn = 84n = 100n = 839
 Age, mean ± SD0.3 ± 0.50.5 ± 0.90.4 ± 1.0
 Received laboratory work or radiologic studies20 (23.8)64 (64.0)690 (82.2)
 Analgesics/antipyretics/antiemetic11 (13.1)35 (35.0)472 (56.3)
 Nebulizer/MDI treatments29 (34.5)49 (49.0)499 (59.5)
 IV medications4 (4.8)49 (49.0)547 (65.2)
 Supplemental oxygen0 (0)30 (30.0)368 (43.9)
Diagnosis of seizuren = 206n = 169n = 426
 Age, mean ± SD7.0 ± 5.16.8 ± 5.55.8 ± 5.2
 Received laboratory work or radiologic studies110 (53.4)143 (84.6)405 (95.1)
 Analgesics/antipyretics/antiemetic25 (12.1)52 (30.8)219 (51.4)
 IV antiepileptic14 (6.8)43 (25.4)139 (32.6)
 Neurology consult2 (1.0)26 (15.4)114 (26.8)
Diagnosis of febrile seizuren = 75n = 43n = 62
 Age, mean ± SD1.6 ± 1.41.3 ± 1.11.5 ± 2.1
 Received laboratory work or radiologic studies29 (38.7)34 (79.1)51 (82.3)
 Analgesics/antipyretics/antiemetics37 (49.3)37 (86.1)47 (75.8)
 IV antiepileptics1 (1.3)2 (4.7)5 (8.1)
 Neurology consult0 (0)7 (16.3)23 (37.1)
  • Note: Values are listed as n (%) unless otherwise noted. GI, gastrointestinal; IV, intravenous; MDI, Mental Developmental Index.