TABLE 1

Patient Characteristics, Same-Cause 72-Hour Return and Readmissions, APR-DRG SOI Score, and First CRS in the ED in the Baseline (October 2016 to November 2017) Versus Intervention (December 2017 to May 2019) Groups

Patient CharacteristicsBaseline (n = 105), October 2016 to November 2017, n (%)Intervention (n = 178), December 2017 to May 2019, n (%)P
Age, mo.16
 0–224 (23)59 (33)
 3–630 (28)53 (30)
 7–1226 (25)29 (16)
 13–1825 (24)37 (21)
Sex.29
 Male72 (69)111 (62)
 Female33 (31)67 (38)
Race
 Black50 (48)102 (57).42
 White42 (40)60 (34)
 Asian5 (4)5 (3)
 Other8 (8)11 (6)
Medicaid status
 Medicaid77 (73)125 (70).69
 Commercial24 (23)48 (27)
 Other4 (4)5 (3)
APR-DRG SOI score
 Severity 140 (38)97 (55).004
 Severity 241 (39)63 (35)
 Severity 323 (22)16 (9)
 Severity 41 (1)2 (1)
First ED CRSa
 Mild (0–2)32 (35)47 (30).84
 Moderate (3–6)56 (61)108 (68)
 Severe (≥7)4 (4)3 (2)
Same-cause return5 (4.8)4 (2.2).24
Same-cause readmission2 (1.9)3 (1.7).89
  • a Baseline first CRS: n = 92 (88%); intervention first CRS: n = 158 (89%).