TABLE 2

Profile of Hospital-Level Characteristics for Pediatric Hospitalizations for Transfers and Nontransfers for 0- to 20-Year-Olds Nationally, 2012

Posttransfer Hospital CharacteristicsTransferred (N = 263 367)aNot Transferred (N = 5 688 568)aProportion Transferred, %Pb
n%n%
Children’s hospital<.001
 Not freestanding181 881(69.1)5 192 746(91.3)3.4
 Freestanding81 486(30.9)495 822(8.7)14.1
Hospital bed size.14
 Small23 810(9.0)618 145(10.9)3.7
 Medium56 383(21.4)1 403 184(24.7)3.9
 Large183 174(69.6)3 667 238(64.5)4.8
Location and teaching status<.001
 Rural5177(2.0)591 786(10.4)0.9
 Urban nonteaching31 473(12.0)1 839 835(32.3)1.7
 Urban teaching226 717(86.1)3 256 946(57.3)6.5
Ownership.01
 Public, nonprofit32 003(12.2)745 311(13.1)4.1
 Private, nonprofit209 470(79.5)4 183 962(73.6)4.8
 Private, investor-owned21 894(8.3)759 294(13.4)2.8
Region.03
 Northeast39 257(14.9)990 939(17.4)3.8
 Midwest72 110(27.4)1 220 267(21.4)5.6
 South100 187(38.0)2 151 166(37.8)4.4
 West51 813(19.7)1 326 195(23.3)3.8
  • a Unweighted transfers = 187 096. Unweighted nontransfers = 2 493 120. Transfers include hospitalizations with an admission source from another inpatient hospital or emergency department. Nontransfers include hospitalizations with a nontransfer admission source. Excluding neonatal hospitalizations resulted in N = 198 564 for transfers and N = 1 904 030 for nontransfers (unweighted = 141 536 and 1 350 039, respectively).

  • b P values refer to comparisons between transfers and non-transfers. Determined by using univariate survey-weighted logistic regression analysis based on a likelihood ratio test for variation among levels.