Table 3

Management (diagnostics, treatment, hospital admission and PICU admission), descriptive

Total (n=119 204)Office hours*
(n=50 417)
Evening shift
(n=36 429)
Night shift
(n=14 138)
Day shift weekend
(n=18 220)
Mean % (interhospital range)
Laboratory diagnostics
Any laboratory test (n=119 204)22.2 (11.7–40.6)18.6 (9.2–33.0)21.5 (9.8–40.0)20.2 (8.0–33.3)
Urine tests (n=50 473)†20.2 (11.0–23.5)17.1 (8.1–22.3)20.2 (13.9–23.2)16.6 (7.7–19.6)
Blood tests (n=66 029)†21.9 (11.7–26.7)15.2 (9.2–20.3)20.4 (9.8–30.5)17.2 (7.9–23.5)
Imaging diagnostics
X-ray (n=119 204)19.5 (6.0–24.7)19.4 (3.7–40.9)12.1 (4.3–17.1)17.4 (5.5–41.2)
Ultrasound (n=119 204)2.7 (1.5–6.0)1.7 (0.5–2.9)1.2 (0.5–4.1)2.2 (0.6–4.2)
CT (n=119 204)1.2 (0.7–2.5)1 (0.6–2.4)0.9 (0.4–2.3)1 (0.5–2.1)
Treatment
Oral medication (n=108 621)†13.9 (8.0–34.3)17.2 (8.6–41.8)23.5 (14.9–45.1)16.5 (8.2–39.7)
Inhaled medication (n=119 204)6.5 (3.6–8.7)6.5 (3.5–9.0)12 (6.0–15.4)6.9 (3.5–9.8)
IV medication or fluids (n=119 204)7.3 (4.1–14.0)7 (4.2–11.3)11.3 (4.6–19.4)7.8 (3.4–12.0)
ILI (n=119 204)0.3 (0.0–1.1)0.3 (0.0–1.2)0.5 (0.0–1.9)0.4 (0.1–1.2)
Hospital admission (n=119 204)
Yes9.7 (4.3–22.6)10.2 (5.0–24.2)14.3 (8.8–38.4)9.9 (4.6–22.4)
PICU admission (n=119 204)
Yes0.6 (0.1–2.3)0.5 (0.1–2.8)0.8 (0.2–4.7)0.6 (0.0–2.7)
  • *Office hours=day shift week.

  • †Not all variables were complete for all hospitals, making the total number less than 119 204.

  • ILI, immediate lifesaving interventions; IV, intravenous; PICU, paediatric intensive care unit.