TABLE 1.

Population Characteristics of OU Patients

Observation Patients (N = 4189)Patients With Scheduled Procedure (N = 2288)
Median age, y2.55.0
Median LOS, h15.53.0
Percent who required subsequent IA151
Evaluated first in ED, %930
Attending physician responsible, %
    Pediatric emergency medicine7647
    Orthopedic Surgery93
    General surgery52
    Hematology/oncology31
    Anesthesia19
    Gastroenterology11
    Nephrology4
    Other713
  • IA indicates inpatient admission for care beyond 24 hours.