Cross-sectional comparison of critically ill pediatric patients across hospitals with various levels of pediatric care Health Services Research

Brian D. Benneyworth, William E. Bennett, Aaron Carroll

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Background: Inpatient administrative data sources describe the care provided to hospitalized children. The Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) provides nationally representative estimates, while the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS, a consortium of pediatric facilities) derives more detailed information from revenue codes. The objective was to contextualize a diagnosis and procedure-based definition of critical illness to a revenue-based definition; then compare it across hospitals with different levels of pediatric care. Methods: This retrospective, cross-sectional study utilized the 2009 KID, and 2009 inpatient discharges from the PHIS database. Patients

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number693
JournalBMC Research Notes
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 19 2015



  • Intensive care
  • Kids' Inpatient Database
  • Pediatric critical care
  • Pediatric Health Information System

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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