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Table 4 ED stay characteristics based on maximum Severity Classification Score (SCS) for non-injury visits

From: Anticipated resource utilization for injury versus non-injury pediatric visits to emergency departments

Total non-injury visits ED stay characteristic SCS SCSb SCS SCS SCS SCS Statisticc
uncodablea 1 2 3 4 5
N = 118,716 N = 68,919 N = 73,0829 N = 1,097,318 N = 276,787 N = 24,688
N = 2,328,916 % of all patients 5.1 3.0 31.4 47.3 12.2 1.1 ---------
LOS (mean)d 222.4 112.4 142.4 218.3 367.2 452.9 <0.001
LOS (median)e 128 77 104 158 240 242 <0.001
% admit/ transfer/ died %f 4.5 1.0 1.9 12.3 50.9 81.5 <0.001
  1. aICD-9CM code could not be mapped to SCS
  2. bSeverity Classification System (SCS) for all diagnoses for visit
  3. cTesting differences in LOS (Kruskal-Wallis test), increasing trend in median LOS (likelihood ratio test), and Admit % across various SCS (1-5 only) (Cochran-Armitage trend test)
  4. dCorresponding mean Length of stay (LOS) for each SCS in minutes (excluding visits resulting in death in ED n = 393)
  5. eCorresponding median Length of stay (LOS) for each SCS in minutes (excluding visits resulting in death in ED n = 393 (1039 deaths in non-injury group))
  6. fProportion of patients admitted/transferred/died