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Volume 17, Number 9—September 2011


Inpatient Capacity at Children’s Hospitals during Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Outbreak, United States

Marion R. SillsComments to Author , Matthew Hall, Evan S. Fieldston, Paul D. Hain, Harold K. Simon, Thomas V. Brogan, Daniel B. Fagbuyi, Michael B. Mundorff, and Samir S. Shah
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, USA (M.R. Sills); Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora (M.R. Sills); Child Health Corporation of America, Shawnee Mission, Kansas, USA (M. Hall); University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (E.S. Fieldston, S.S. Shah); Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia (E.S. Fieldston, S.S. Shah); Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, Tennessee, USA (P.D. Hain); Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (H.K. Simon); Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta (H.K. Simon); Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, Washington, USA (T.V. Brogan); University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle (T.V. Brogan); The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA (D.B. Fagbuyi); Children's National Medical Center, Washington (D.B. Fagbuyi); Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (M.B. Mundorff)

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Table 2

Additional admissions needed to fill hospitals to 100% occupancy during 11-week fall 2009 pandemic (H1N1) 2009 period, per 10 beds per day, in study of 34 PHIS hospitals, United States*

Measure Non-ICU ICU
Minimum 0.0 0.2
1st quartile 0.1 0.5
Median† 0.2 0.7
3rd quartile 0.3 0.9
Maximum 1.3 2.0

*PHIS, Pediatric Health Information System; ICU, intensive care unit.
†Median indicates the hospital requiring the median number of patients to fill all beds during the pandemic period.

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