Table 3.

Characteristics of Washington State Rural Hospitals With and Without Pediatric Attendings

DischargesP
Hospitals Without Pediatricians
(n = 1784)
Hospitals With Pediatricians
(n = 3440)
Discharge diagnoses*%%
Neonates with complications2635
Respiratory illness2517 <.0001
Gastrointestinal problems87
Infectious disease86 χ2  = 62.2
Other3335
  • * See Appendix.