TABLE 1

Participant demographics

All sites (n=185)Great North Children's Hospital (n=104)Sunderland Royal Hospital (n=81)
Age months
 Mean (standard deviation)5.7 (5.4)5.8 (5.5)5.7 (5.4)
 Median (IQR)4 (1–9.5)4 (1–10.75)4 (2–9)
Length of stay hours
 Mean (standard deviation)146.2 (486.5)215.3 (640.7)57.8 (52.6)
 Median (IQR)63.3 (34.4–133.3)90.8 (51.0–184.3)45.6 (22.1–68.1)
Admission diagnosis
 Bronchiolitis126 (68.1%)64 (61.5%)62 (76.5%)
 Lower respiratory tract infection17 (9.2%)15 (14.4%)2 (2.5%)
 Viral-induced wheeze14 (7.6%)7 (6.7%)7 (8.6%)
 Viral illness5 (2.7%)5 (4.8%)0 (0.0%)
 Other23 (12.4%)13 (12.5%)10 (12.3%)
Antibiotic prescription
 Yes, before laboratory result available73 (39.5%)47 (45.2%)26 (32.1%)
 Yes, after laboratory result available2 (1.1%)1 (1.0%)1 (1.2%)
 No109 (58.9%)55 (52.9%)54 (66.7%)
 Not recorded1 (0.5%)1 (1.0%)0 (0%)
Antiviral prescription
 Yes, before laboratory result available2 (1.1%)1 (1.0%)1 (1.2%)
 Yes, after laboratory result available0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)
 No183 (98.9%)103 (99.0%)80 (98.8%)
Discharge diagnosis
 Bronchiolitis115 (62.1%)65 (62.5%)50 (61.7%)
 Lower respiratory tract infection29 (15.6%)20 (19.2%)9 (11.1%)
 Viral-induced wheeze9 (4.9%)3 (2.9%)6 (7.4%)
 Viral illness17 (9.7%)8 (7.7%)9 (11.1%)
 Not recorded5 (2.3%)5 (4.8%)0 (0.0%)
 Other10 (5.4%)3 (2.9%)7 (9%)

Data are presented as n (% of total recorded), unless otherwise stated; IQR: interquartile range.