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Table 2 Main characteristics of visits to the pediatric emergency department (PED)

From: Healthcare trajectory of children with rare bone disease attending pediatric emergency departments

CharacteristicsAll index visits (n = 141)Index visits without second HCVs (n = 57)Index visits with second HCVs (n = 84)p-valueIncidence [95% CI]HCV incidence rate ratio with CMC status adjusted for age [95% CI]
Median duration of stay in PED (min) [Q1-Q3]134 [66–216]116 [66–212]151 [68–231]
HCVs 7 days before index visit to the PED44 (31%)18 (32%)26 (31%)0.94
Patient referred by a healthcare professional26 (18%)
Osteogenesis imperfecta67 (48%)26 (46%)41 (49%)0.71
Patient not identified as having a RBD28 (20%)15 (26%)13 (15%)0.11
Chief complaint linked to chronic condition85 (60%)29 (51%)56 (67%)0.11
Chronic medically complex disease59 (42%)15 (26%)43 (51%)<  0.01
Healthcare consumption at the PED108 (77%)39 (68%)69 (82%)0.06
Subspecialist intervention during PED visit80 (57%)27 (47%)53 (63%)0.06
Visit to the PED without treatment80 (57%)37 (65%)43 (51%)0.11
Discharged after visit125 (89%)50 (88%)75 (89%)0.77
Hospitalization in SSU8 (6%)4 (7%)4 (5%)0.57
Hospitalization in conventional ward10 (7%)7 (4%)6 (7%)0.30
Second HCVs84 (60%)0.60 [0.48–0.74]1.51 [0.98–2.32]
Planned second HCVs60 (71%)0.43 [0.33–0.55]1.20 [0.76–1.90]
Unplanned second HCVs24 (29%)0.17 [0.11–0.25]2.81 [1.20–6.58]