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Table 3 Unadjusted rates for nursing-sensitive outcomes

From: Evaluation of paediatric nursing-sensitive outcomes in an Australian population using linked administrative hospital data

  No. of events Total hospital separations No./1000 hospital separations Total patient days Rate/10000 patient days
LRTI 395 42732 9.24 368835 10.71
GI infection 342 24415 14.01 319683 10.70
Pneumonia 337 102877 3.28 436271 7.72
Surgical wound infectiona 225 21592 10.42 ___b ___b
Physiologic/metabolic derangementa 163 17980 9.07 107594 15.15
Sepsis 136 41807 3.25 373011 3.65
Postoperative cardiopulmonary complicationsa 124 15322 8.09 111468 11.12
Arrest/shock/respiratory failure 94 106369 0.88 447886 2.10
CNS complication 92 87926 1.05 318889 2.89
CVL infection 58 74041 0.78 465663 1.25
Infectious disease 29 52396 0.55 440153 0.66
Pressure ulcer 25 49452 0.51 412555 0.61
Failure to rescue 17 22081 0.77 213316 0.80
  1. Note. LRTI = lower respiratory tract infection other than pneumonia; GI = gastrointestinal tract; CNS = central nervous system; CVL = central venous line.
  2. a Risk pool was surgical patients only.
  3. b Result not applicable.