Increased Length of Stay and Costs Associated With Weekend Admissions for Failure to Thrive

@article{Thompson2013IncreasedLO,
  title={Increased Length of Stay and Costs Associated With Weekend Admissions for Failure to Thrive},
  author={Rachel T. Thompson and William E Bennett and S. Maria E. Finnell and Stephen M. Downs and Aaron E. Carroll},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={131},
  pages={e805 - e810}
}
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether admission day of the week affects the length of stay (LOS) and health care costs for failure to thrive (FTT) admissions. METHODS: Administrative data were obtained for all children aged <2 years (N = 23 332) with a primary admission diagnosis of FTT from 2003-2011 from 42 freestanding US hospitals. Demographic characteristics, day of admission, LOS, costs per stay, number of discharge diagnoses, primary discharge diagnoses, primary procedure code, number of… Expand
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