TABLE 1

Demographic and Hospitalization Characteristics (N = 161)

CharacteristicsValue
Age in years, mean (median)14.4 (14.7)
 (SD = 2.6; range = 3–18 y)
 Adolescents (13–18 y), n (%)117 (73)
Gender, n (%)
 Female120 (75)
 Male41 (25)
Race or ethnicity, n (%)
 White, not Hispanic or Latino117 (73)
 Black20 (12)
 Hispanic or Latino15 (9)
 Asian1 (1)
 Other8 (5)
Length of stay in days, mean (median)4.9 (3)
 (SD = 4.9 d; range = 1–30 d)
 Up to 1 wk admission, n (%)134 (83)
Median annual household incomea$79 797
Minimum median income$19 321
Maximum median income$204 435
Number of readmissions with PCS reinvolvement, n (%)32 (17)
 Number of individual patients with readmissions22 (14)
Admitting service, n (%)
 General pediatrics (hospitalist)60 (37)
 Neurology45 (28)
 Gastroenterology21 (13)
 Pain15 (9)
 Orthopedics7 (4)
 Adolescent medicine5 (3)
 Other service8 (5)
  • a Values compiled via census tract21 data based on patient address and recorded for the year patient was evaluated by PCS.