TABLE 2

Patient Characteristics, Outcomes, and Missing Data in Patients With ALTE Versus Patients With BRUE

Patients Diagnosed With ALTEPatients With ALTE Who Meet BRUE Criteria
Patient characteristics, n8720
 Median age, d3856
 Female sex, n (%)55 (63.2)13 (65)
 Initial presentation to ED, n (%)69 (79.3)17 (85)
 Direct admission to pediatric floor, n (%)18 (20.7)3 (15)
Disposition of ED patients, n (%)6917
 Admit to pediatric floor45 (65.2)9 (52.9)
 Discharge from the hospital17 (24.6)7 (35)
 Transfer to tertiary-care center6 (8.7)0 (0)
 Leave against medical advice1 (1.4)1 (5.9)
Disposition of floor patients, n (%)6312
 Discharge from the hospital60 (95.2)12 (100)
 Transfer to tertiary-care center,3 (4.8)0 (0)
Additional patient outcomes, n (%)8720
 Recurrent events in the hospital (ED or floor)17 (19.5)2 (10)
 Re-presentation within 30 d with similar complaint6 (6.9)1 (5)
Data not documented in chart, n (%)8720
 Cyanosis6 (6.9)2 (10)
 Pallor44 (50.6)9 (45)
 Irregular breathing8 (9.2)1 (5)
 Tone change39 (44.8)7 (35)
 Altered level of consciousness42 (48.2)8 (40)
 Event >1 min15 (17.2)2 (10)
 Born <32 wk or corrected gestational age <45 wk6 (6.9)1 (5)
 Cluster of events2 (2.3)0 (0)