National trends and outcomes of pediatric gastrostomy tube placement.

  title={National trends and outcomes of pediatric gastrostomy tube placement.},
  author={David E. Fox and Elizabeth J Campagna and Joel A Friedlander and David A. Partrick and Daniel i. Rees and Allison Kempe},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  volume={59 5},
OBJECTIVES National outcomes data regarding surgical gastrostomy tube (G-tube) and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube procedures are lacking. Our objectives were to describe trends in G-tube and PEG procedures, examine regional variation, and compare outcomes. METHODS This was a retrospective study using pediatric admissions during 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2009 from the Kids' Inpatient Database. Length of stay and cost were adjusted for demographics, complexity, setting, year… CONTINUE READING