Risk factors for extremely long length-of-stay among pediatric emergency patients.

@article{Nelson2009RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for extremely long length-of-stay among pediatric emergency patients.},
  author={Kyle A. Nelson and Sarah Boslaugh and Dee Hodge},
  journal={Pediatric emergency care},
  year={2009},
  volume={25 12},
  pages={835-40}
}
OBJECTIVE Over time, we observed more visits in our pediatric emergency department with length-of-stay (LOS) of more than 10 hours, whereas our mean LOS was approximately 3 hours. We sought to characterize factors associated with this extremely long LOS. METHODS Eighty-one visits with LOS more than 10 hours were identified from January 1, 2001, to June 30, 2003. In this retrospective study, we compared these cases with 405 randomly selected age-matched controls with LOS less than 10 hours (5… CONTINUE READING

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