TABLE 4

Mean Values and Distributions for Clinical Indicators Using the NACRS Data Set (2003/2004)

IndicatoraMeanMedianInterquartile Range (25–75)
Rate of radiographs for ankle injury (5–19 y)65.774.854.1–82.0
Rate of unplanned return visits within 24 h for asthma (1–19 y)3.73.21.8–4.7
Rate of unplanned return visits within 24–72 h for asthma (1–19 y)0.90.70–1.5
Rate of chest radiographs for asthma (1–19 y)20.519.89.3–30.9
Rate of chest radiographs for bronchiolitis (3–24 mo)42.649.120.0–64.0
Rate of chest or lateral neck radiographs for croup (3 mo to 3 y)9.38.70–13.9
Rates of unplanned return visits within 24 h for croup (3 mo to 3 y)2.60.80–2.9
Rates of unplanned return visits for diabetes within 72 h4.00.00–7.0
Rates of unplanned return visits for fever within 72 h for patients (3–24 mo)3.94.32.1–5.6
Rates of unplanned return visits for fever within 72 h (2–19 y)2.62.61.2–3.8
Rates of chest radiographs for fever (2–19 y)12.711.64.5–19.2
Rates of unplanned return visits within 24 h for gastroenteritis1.41.30–2.4
Rates of ventilation for patients with seizures6.82.00–7.0
Rates of unplanned return visits within 72 h for urinary tract infection (3–19 y)2.21.80–3.4
  • N = 251229 visits in 174 EDs.

  • a All rates per 100 visits for the specific condition age 0 to 19 years unless otherwise specified.