Table 2

Characteristics of visits at the paediatric emergency department of Sophia Children’s Hospital from 2009 to 2016

TotalPatients with blood pressure and heart rate measuredPatients with hypotension according to APLS
n=45 495 n=10 698 n=504
Male; n % 26 338 (57.9)5872 (54.9)219 (43.5)
Age in years; median, (IQR) 4.3 (1.4–9.8)7.74 (3.6–7.7)13.0 (6.67–14.5)
Age category; n (%)
0–1 year8734 (19.2)920 (8.6)78 (15.5)
1–2 years5736 (12.6)668 (6.2)7 (1.4)
2–5 years10 154 (22.3)2091 (19.5)14 (2.8)
5–12 years13 503 (29.7)4101 (38.3)80 (15.9)
12–16 years7368 (16.2)2918 (27.3)325 (64.5)
MTS urgency; n (%)
Emergent/very urgent6433 (14.2)2572 (24.0)155 (30.7)
Urgent19 873 (43.7)5026 (47.0)199 (39.5)
Standard/non-urgent17 711 (38.9)2922 (27.3)163 (27.0)
Missing1478 (3.2)178 (1.7)14 (2.8)
Disposition; n (%)
Admission general ward8848 (19.4)3276 (30.6)169 (33.5)
Intensive care1132 (2.5)631 (5.9)70 (13.9)
Died34 (0.1)–*–*
Discharge34 913 (76.7)6719 (62.8)261 (51.8)
Other401 (0.9)61 (0.6)4 (0.8)
Missing167 (0.4)11 (0.1)0 (0.0)
Shock Index; mean (SD)
0–1 year1.52 (0.48)
1–2 years1.25 (0.31)
2–5 years1.11 (0.26)
5–12 years0.89 (0.24)
12–16 years0.76 (0.22)
  • *Children who died were excluded.

  • APLS, Advanced Paediatric Life Support; MTS, Manchester Triage System.