Table 2

Length of stay (LOS) and readmission rates

All patients with 11 diagnosesPatients with medically-ready
discharge criteria monitored
July 2010—April 2011July 2012—April 2013
DiagnosisNMedian LOS (days)Readmission rate (%)NMedian LOS (Days)Readmission rate (%)
Asthma15571.34* (0.94–1.98)4.338641.26* (0.93–1.84)4.05
Bronchiolitis8511.91 (1.15–3.08)8.239211.87 (1.11–2.95)6.30
Cellulitis/abscess4261.54 (0.92–2.13)2.113841.44 (0.97–2.03)1.30
Constipation2981.91 (1.18–3.31)6.041241.88 (1.15–2.61)3.23
Croup1650.80 (0.56–1.32)6.671230.75 (0.56–1.05)3.25
Fever831.66 (1.55–1.81)1.15681.70 (1.61–1.90)1.47
Gastroenteritis/dehydration2921.49 (0.92–2.20)4.791461.23 (0.95–1.97)2.74
Hyperbilirubinemia12.12 (2.12–2.12)0.0050.86 (0.79–1.94)0.00
Osteomyelitis254.20 (2.66–8.89)16.6787.59 (2.61–10.05)12.50
Pneumonia6231.82 (1.03–3.03)2.894431.71 (1.06–2.79)3.16
Urinary tract infection1141.78 (1.08–2.73)5.26*571.94 (1.11–2.74)0*
All36771.56* (0.96–2.26)4.6023721.44* (0.95–2.16)4.21
  • *Significant (<0.05).

  • †Analysis of all patients only counts those with >1 of the 11 diagnoses once.

  • The bold text highlights all the patient data.