Pediatric Data & Trends

Pediatric health, care delivery and policy data and trends available to all members and the public.


The Next Phase of Work in Improving the Quality of Children’s Health Care
October 27, 2021

As executive leaders of our nation’s children’s hospitals, we have an imperative to improve health and health care outcomes for children.

Unpredictable Offseason RSV Surge a Challenge for Children’s Hospitals
September 1, 2021

Loosened mask and public gathering restrictions in 2021 led to an unpredictable offseason surge of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) with fewer—and increasingly burned out—staff members on hand to help care for an influx of patients.

How to Effectively Articulate Your Scientific Work
February 1, 2021

Tell a story of discovery in layperson’s terms, and you can inspire future investigators.

Reference Material
Pediatric Clinical Classification System (PECCS) Codes
December 11, 2020

The PECCS classifies the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) diagnosis codes into mutually exclusive, clinically meaningful conditions with special emphasis to pediatric conditions.

Research Confirms Drug Shortages Disproportionately Affect Children’s Hospitals
May 4, 2020

A project conducted by Vizient and CHA informs strategies to limit shortages of essential drugs in children’s hospitals.

Study: 1 in 4 Hospitalized Kids Receives Antibiotics They Don't Need
February 14, 2020

A study reviewed medical records of more than 11,000 pediatric patients to identify suboptimal antibiotic prescriptions.

Data Visualization Helps Tell an Analytics Story
October 24, 2019

A marketing analyst by trade, sports lover at heart—merging talent and passion to discover the value of transforming data.

Case Study
Clinical Pathways: Data Shows Consistency Helps Manage Excess Days
September 27, 2019

Dell Children’s operated in 2018 with the lowest percentage of excess days for six commonly treated conditions. Here’s how the hospital decreased variations in outcomes.

Reference Material
Mental Health Disorder Codes
July 2, 2019

The CAMHD-CS classifies child mental health disorders across ICD-9 and ICD-10 diagnostic codes as well as aligns with DSM-V psychiatric diagnosis groups.

How 2020 Census Data Affects Children's Health Care
April 26, 2019

The U.S. census provides data to determine funding for state and local programs that support the health and well-being of children—and helps children’s hospitals better understand and care for the populations they serve. But young kids have been undercounted in the census for decades. With the 2020 Census around the corner, here’s a look at why an accurate count of kids across the country matters.

Reference Material
Physical Child Abuse Codes
April 22, 2019

International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes can be used to identify cases of physical child abuse among hospitalized children.

Reference Material
High-Intensity Neurologic Impairment Codes
March 6, 2019

High-intensity neurologic impairment (HI-NI) codes can be used to identify neurological diagnoses that ire reasonably expected to last 12 months and result in significant functional impairments requiring subspecialty medical care.

Study: Later School Start Could Improve Adolescent Health and Improve Sleep
February 5, 2019

New study shows correlation between sleep and insulin sensitivity.

Messaging App Connects Health Care Providers with Patient Families During Procedures
February 1, 2019

How an app can help reduce family members concerns during their child's procedure.

Training a New Breed of Data Analyst for Quality Improvement
January 30, 2019

In this Q&A, analytics team manager Vaidehi Mehta discusses training a new breed of analyst to meet quality improvement data demands.

3 Solutions to Common Challenges Facing Children's Hospital Leaders
November 7, 2018

Learn about solutions three hospitals created to tackle common, yet complex issues.

Whole Genome Sequencing Poised to Become New Standard of Pediatric Care
November 7, 2018

Whole genome sequencing helps doctors navigate "diagnostic odysseys."

3 Clinical Care Improvement Projects
October 16, 2018

Clinical care improvement projects can change how a child receives care. Here's a look at the top Pediatric Quality Award entries from the clinical care category.

Using Predictive Analytics to Reduce Hospital Readmissions
October 3, 2018

Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) uses data to assess the likelihood of readmission.

Pediatric Suicide-Related Hospital Visits Double
July 19, 2018

The number of encounters at children's hospitals for suicidal thoughts or attempted suicide increased steadily from 2008-15.

Connecting with Families at the Intersection of Medicine and Media
July 9, 2018

From social media and blogs to Alexa and Google Play, Wendy Sue Swanson talks about the future of digital health.

6 Data Terms Health Care Executives Need to Know
June 27, 2018

Here are some common health care data analytics terms to know so you can speak the same language with your team.

Fact Sheet
Pediatric Workforce Shortages Persist
January 19, 2018

2017 survey data show pediatric specialty shortages continue to affect children's ability to receive timely, appropriate care.

Data Examines Medicaid Underpayment in Children's Hospitals
October 27, 2017

A pediatric-focused report reveals the disparity in reimbursements.