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Table 4 Comparison of clinical outcomes between ICU admission on initial PED visit and return PED visit

From: ICU admission following an unscheduled return visit to the pediatric emergency department within 72 hours

  ICU admission on initial PED visit ICU admission on return PED visit  
Mean ± SEM / N (%) Mean ± SEM / N (%) p-value
Total 1365 136  
Mortality 24 (1.8) 2 (1.5) 0.576
Ventilator use 43 (3.2) 10 (7.4) 0.017*
LOHS (days) 9.7 ± 0.35 8.3 ± 0.60 0.207
  1. ICU intensive care unit, LOHS length of hospital stay
  2. *ICU admission on return visit was associated with increased ventilator use
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