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Table 1 Hospital admissions, presentations to emergency departments and outpatient clinic attendances

From: Childhood interstitial lung disease due to surfactant protein C deficiency: frequent use and costs of hospital services for a single case in Australia

Admissions  
Tertiary hospital admissions  
  Paediatric hospital managing the condition of ChILD 22
  Other paediatric hospital 1
  Adult hospital with paediatric lung transplant unit 4
Regional hospital admissions 5
Total 32
Reasons for hospital admissions  
Respiratory distress 7
Blood gas monitoring 4
Multi-disciplinary review 6
Intravenous immunoglobulin 4
Lung biopsy 2
Respiratory infection 2
Respiratory airway dilation (post-lung transplant) 5
Lung transplant 1
Sleep study (scheduled) 1
Inpatient days  
Days as an inpatient of tertiary hospitals  
  Paediatric hospital managing the condition of ChILD 337
  Other paediatric hospital 14
  Adult hospital with paediatric lung transplant unit 33
Days as an inpatient of the regional hospital 61
Total* 443
Total number of days in PICU a 298
Presentations to Emergency Departments 10
Direct transfers between regional and tertiary hospitals 3
Outpatient attendances**  
Tertiary hospital clinics 18
Regional hospital clinics 9
Total 27
  1. *The total is less than the sum of tertiary and regional hospital inpatient days because on two occasions the patient was an inpatient of two hospitals on the same day.
  2. **Does not include outpatient clinic consults while the patient was an inpatient.
  3. aPICU, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.