Interhospital transfer of critically ill and injured children: an evaluation of transfer patterns, resource utilization, and clinical outcomes.

@article{Odetola2009InterhospitalTO,
  title={Interhospital transfer of critically ill and injured children: an evaluation of transfer patterns, resource utilization, and clinical outcomes.},
  author={Folafoluwa O. Odetola and Matthew M Davis and Lisa M. Cohn and Sarah Jane Clark},
  journal={Journal of hospital medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={
          164-70
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To describe patterns of transfer, resource utilization, and clinical outcomes associated with interhospital transfer of critically ill and injured children. DESIGN Secondary analysis of administrative claims data. PARTICIPANTS Children 0 to 18 years in the Michigan Medicaid program who underwent interhospital transfer for intensive care from January 1, 2002 to December 31, 2004. The 3 sources of transfer from referring hospitals were: emergency department (ED), ward, or intensive… CONTINUE READING
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