TABLE 3

Hospital Unit and Disposition for Index Hospitalizations

CharacteristicPatients With PDN (n = 188)Patients Without PDN (n = 7999)P
n (%)n (%)
Hospital unit at discharge<.001
 Medical or surgical unit92 (49)6462 (81)
 Intensive care96 (51)1537 (19)
  PICU75 (40)355 (4)
  Cardiac ICU15 (8)742 (9)
  NICU6 (3)440 (6)
 Other0 (0)5 (<1)
Disposition from index hospitalization<.001
 Home or self-care169 (90)7719 (96)
 Post–acute care facility15 (8)120 (2)
  Rehabilitation7 (4)83 (1)
  Intermediate or transitional care5 (3)24 (<1)
  Skilled nursing3 (2)12 (<1)
  Long-term care0 (0)1 (<1)
 Transfer to another acute care hospital2 (1)55 (<1)
 Inpatient death2 (1)51 (<1)
 Other0 (0)54 (<1)
  • For hospital location at discharge, the χ2 test was used to compare medical or surgical unit versus intensive care for patients with versus without PDN. For disposition from index hospitalization, the χ2 test was used to compare home or self-care versus all other groups for patients with versus without PDN.