TABLE 1

Patient Characteristics

Patient CharacteristicsEP, n = 109 (%)LEP, n = 52 (%)
Girls42 (39)25 (48)
Age, y, mean (SD)6 (8.2)5 (5.2)
Type of PICU
 Medical-surgical79 (72)43 (83)
 Cardiac30 (28)9 (17)
Primary diagnosis
 Respiratory48 (44)22 (42)
 Cardiac28 (26)9 (17)
 Trauma/Surgery11 (10)6 (12)
 Neurologic5 (5)6 (12)
 Hematology/Oncology5 (5)2 (4)
 Other12 (11)7 (13)
Chronic complex condition present84 (77)36 (69)
Medicaid insurancea48 (44)46 (88)
≥2 previous hospitalizations65 (60)34 (65)
Previous PICU admission93 (85)42 (81)
PICU length of stay, d, median (IQR)5.2 (6.5)4.6 (6.0)
PIM2 risk of mortality, mean (SD)2.5 (4.1)2.4 (3.1)
  • IQR, interquartile range.

  • a P < .001, all other P values > .05.