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Table 2 Comparison of the mean LOS based on hospital variables

From: Factors affecting length of stay in Children Hospital in Southern Iran

Characteristicsn(%)Median (IQR)P-value
medical insurance coverage typeUninsured Patients37 (11.2)4 (6–2)0.148b
Social Security Insurance138 (41.9)3 (4–2)
Health Services Insurance114 (34.6)3 (5–2)
Forces Insurance22 (6.7)3 (5–2)
Iranian Health Insurance18 (5.5)2 (3–2)
Day of admissionHoliday41 (11.7)3 (4–2)0.703a
Non-holiday308 (88.3)3 (5–2)
Time of admissionmorning (07:00 to 14: 00)97 (27.7)3 (4–2)0.043b
evening (14: 00 to 19:00)95 (27.1)3 (5–2)
night (19: 00 to 07: 00)158 (45.1)3 (5–2)
Type of admissionElective63 (19.3)2 (4–2)0.038b
Emergency and other wards260 (79.5)3 (5–3)
From other hospitals4 (1.2)6 (3–0)
Inpatients wardsNeonatal84 (24.1)2 (6–2)0.856b
Pediatrics 2116 (33.2)3 (4–2)
Pediatrics 1120 (34.4)3 (4–2)
Pediatrics 39 (2.6)2 (3–2)
Surgery20 (5.7)3 (5–1)
Admitting Physician’s degreeGP3 (0.9)3 (3–3)0.836b
Resident80 (22.9)3 (5–2)
Specialist187 (53.6)3 (4–2)
Sub-Specialist79 (22.6)3 (4–2)
Attending Physician’s degreeSpecialist45 (12.9)2 (2–1)0.010a
Sub-Specialist304 (87.1)3 (5–2)
Physician’s specialtyNeonatal74 (21.2)2.5 (6–2)0.152b
Neonatal cardiologist36 (10.3)3 (4–2)
Neonatal gastroenterologist24 (6.9)2.5 (4–2)
Pediatrician48 (13.8)2.5 (3–2)
Allergist43 (12.3)3 (5–2)
Endocrinologist12 (3.4)4 (4.75–2)
Nephrologist51 (14.6)3 (4–2)
Neurologist24 (6.9)2 (1–1)
hematologist3 (0.9)3 (2–2)
Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist26 (7.4)2.5 (8–1)
General Surgeon8 (2.3)1 (1–1)
Patients’ status at dischargeRecovery7 (2)2 (3–2)0.479b
Relative recovery258 (75.4)3 (4–2)
Discharge Without Physician’s Order65 (19)2 (5–2)
Need to Follow up after Discharge11 (3.1)2 (3–2)
  1. IQR Inter Quartile Range, aMann-Whitney test, b Kruskal-Wallis test
  2. Missing data not entered in the table. So different numbers in the table are related to missing data