TABLE 1

Comparison of Pre- and Post-pathway Implementation Populations

CharacteristicPre-implementationPost-implementationP
Pathway-eligible encounters60305572
No. distinct patients53244963
Age, mean (SD)7.9 (6.2)8.0 (6.1).24
Female, n (%)2885 (47.8)2645 (47.5).69
Inpatient LOS, d, mean (SD)3.4 (11.6)3.2 (7.5).34
ICU admission, n (%)451 (7.5)391 (7.0).34
ICU LOS, d, median1.61.6.86
PMCA, n (%).08
 Without chronic disease2060 (34.2)1820 (32.7)
 Noncomplex chronic1514 (25.1)1493 (26.8)
 Complex chronic2454 (40.7)2258 (40.5)
  • LOS, length of stay; PMCA, Pediatric Medical Complexity Algorithm; —, not applicable.