Los Angeles is home to the world’s worst children’s hospitals.
Here are some facts about some of the nation’s top-ranked hospitals.
Children’s hospitals in Los Angelas are the most dangerous in the United States.
According to a recent study, the state of California ranked dead last among states in terms of the number of children with serious injuries.
More than a third of all children with injuries sustained in the state’s hospitals are admitted for more than a week.
Two-thirds of the children admitted in the Los Angeles Children’s Center are severely injured, according to the hospital’s website.
More children are admitted to Los Angeles hospitals each year than any other state.
In fact, more children die from hospitalizations in California than from any other causes.
Children are most likely to die from complications of the flu, pneumonia or influenza in Los Angels hospitals.
In 2014, the flu killed more than 20,000 children, according the state Department of Health and Human Services.
A majority of children hospitalized with pneumonia are admitted and treated with antibiotics, according CDC data.
The California state of health has been ranked the worst in the nation for infant mortality.
In the 2016-17 year, the number and severity of hospitalizations among children under age 1 was more than double the national average.
The number of hospital admissions for respiratory infections and pneumonia in Los Angles hospitals was nearly double the nation average.
The state of Hawaii is the safest state in the country for children and teens.
It ranks second for the number or severity of child-related hospitalizations.
In 2016, the national rate of hospitalization for respiratory illnesses was 10.9 per 1,000 residents.
Hawaii also has one of the lowest rates of emergency room admissions for pediatric and adolescent illness.
In California, more than three-quarters of children who receive care at Children’s Hospitals of Southern California (CHSC) are discharged within three days.
CHSC is the nation-leading hospital system for children with severe acute illnesses, including pneumonia, fevers, chronic lung disease and chronic bronchitis.
In 2018, CHSC’s annual budget exceeded $5.5 billion, or almost $200 million more than the federal government spent in that same year.
CHSCC reported that the total annual cost of care at CHSC was more in the range of $4.7 billion to $5 billion.
The total cost of the statewide emergency room network for children was $3.4 billion.
More kids are hospitalized in California for respiratory illness in 2018 than for all other diseases combined.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in March that nearly 7,000 more children were hospitalized in 2018 for respiratory problems than for any other cause, including coronavirus.
More Californians die each year from respiratory illnesses than from all causes.
In 2017, the median age of death for children hospitalized in CHS hospitals was 18 years.
The national median age for children admitted for respiratory conditions was 13.9 years.
CHs health system is the third-highest in the U.S. with the most expensive hospitals per capita.
CHCs cost per capita of $2,846 in 2016.
That is nearly 10 percent more than all of the other top-rated hospitals combined.
CH’s annual costs for health care services are more than two times the national total, and more than four times the rate of inflation.
CH was the nation leader in spending for healthcare services for children in 2016, according a report by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation.
Children die more in CHs emergency rooms than in any other type of hospital.
CH has the highest mortality rate for children who have died in a CH emergency room.
The National Center for Children in Health Care (NCCHC) reports that children with a medical condition who have not been treated in a medical facility in the previous 24 hours are four times more likely to have died.
CHC reported that nearly half of all CHS children who die of respiratory conditions have severe asthma.
The median age at death for a CH child with severe asthma was 21 years.
CH also has the third highest rate of deaths from respiratory conditions among all states.
CH reports that more than 40 percent of all of CH’s children who are hospitalized with asthma have a history of asthma or COPD.
CH reported that less than one percent of CH children with asthma die of it in a year.
The rate of asthma death among CH children is significantly lower than for other age groups, and the proportion of children dying of asthma is lower for CH children.
CH children are more likely than other children to be admitted to CHs ER and receive a COPD diagnosis.
CH said that about 15 percent of children in CH have a COPd diagnosis, and CHs pediatric emergency department is the largest in the region.