TABLE 1

Patient Demographics

Patients, n (%)
Male sex25 (56.8)
White race36 (81.8)
Public insurance31 (70.5)
Reason for admission
 Gastrointestinal (eg, constipation)25 (37.3)
 Respiratory (eg, pneumonia)18 (26.8)
 Neurologic (eg, seizures)13 (19.4)
 Other11 (16.4)
Length of stay, median (IQR)5 (2–11)
Complex chronic conditions
 Gastrointestinal42 (95.5)
 Neurologic and/or neuromuscular41 (93.2)
 Congenital and/or genetic defect39 (88.6)
 Cardiovascular31 (70.5)
 Respiratory28 (63.6)
 Metabolic28 (63.6)
 Miscellaneous24 (54.5)
 Renal and/or urologic22 (50)
 Neonatal11 (25)
 Hematology8 (18.2)
 Immunodeficiency
 Malignancy5 (11.4)
Technology assistance
 Gastrointestinal42 (95.5)
 Respiratory20 (45.5)
 Neurologic11 (25)