TABLE 1

Diagnostic Category of the Rooms Entered During FCR

CategoryDescriptionExamplesTotal (%)
Failure to thriveInfants <13 mo meeting the hospital’s failure to thrive protocolUndiagnosed organic etiology, nonorganic etiology10 (4.3)
GastrointestinalPathology primarily affecting the gutVomiting, diarrhea, constipation, Crohn disease, ulcerative colitis, pancreatitis, short gut20 (8.5)
InfectiousFebrile illness suspected to be infectious in origin even if no organism was identifiedRespiratory tract infections, skin and bone infections, bacteremia, meningitis, neonatal fevers, and urinary tract infections132 (56.4)
NeurologicPathology related to the central nervous systemSeizure, migraine, concern of a primary neurologic disorder9 (3.8)
OtherNo clear fit into other categoriesNeonatal jaundice, apparent life-threatening event14 (6.0)
PainPain that does not easily fit into another diagnostic categoryChronic pain syndromes, post–lumbar puncture headache10 (4.3)
PsychThose awaiting psychological evaluation or medical clearance to be placed into an inpatient psychiatric facilityAttempted suicide, suicidal ideations, homicidal ideations, severe depression, schizophrenia2 (0.9)
RespiratoryPathology of the respiratory tract not attributed to infectionAsthma, reactive airway disease26 (11.1)
RheumatologicPrimary rheumatologic processSystemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis11 (4.7)