TABLE 2.

Primary Admission Diagnoses*

No. of Cases (%)
Weekend Admission (n = 7052)Weekday Admission (n = 13 495)PEvening Admission (n = 12 746)Daytime Admission (n = 7801)P
Asthma707 (10.0)1192 (8.8).051138 (8.9)761 (9.8).05
Cancer97 (1.4)250 (1.9).01209 (1.6)138 (1.8).49
Cardiac arrest88 (1.2)183 (1.4).52153 (1.2)118 (1.5)<.01
Diabetic ketoacidosis253 (3.6)519 (3.8).36440 (3.5)332 (4.3).52
Drug overdose253 (3.6)377 (2.8)<.01456 (3.6)174 (2.2)<.01
Congenital cardiovascular disease222 (3.1)719 (5.3)<.01430 (3.4)
Acquired cardiovascular disease111 (1.6)350 (2.6)<.01254 (2.0)511 (6.6)<.01
Acute HIE18 (0.26)49 (0.36).2041 (0.32)207 (2.7)<.01
Medical device malfunction107 (1.5)217 (1.6).62205 (1.6)26 (0.33).89
119 (1.5).64
177 (2.5)284 (2.1).06283 (2.2)
Meningitis967 (14)1867 (14).811658 (13)178 (2.3).77
Pneumonia/bronchiolitis691 (9.7)1137 (8.4)<.011187 (9.3)1176 (15)<.01
Seizure145 (2.1)353 (2.6).01292 (2.3)641 (8.2)<.01
Sepsis141 (2.0)272 (2.0).94242 (1.9)206 (2.6).11
Shock57 (0.8)111 (0.8).91124 (1.0)171 (2.2).15
Suicide attempt1435 (20)2112 (16)<.012585 (20)44 (0.6)<.01
Trauma962 (12)<.01
  • * Weekend admission was defined as admission between 7 pm Friday and 7 am Monday. Evening admission was defined as admission between 5 pm and 7 am Monday through Sunday. HIE, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.