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Table 5 Triage outcome split by factors associated with undertriage among 2221 severely injured patients. Unadjusted and adjusted (for gender, age, category of prehospital care, ED-RTS and fall), estimates of odds ratio for undertriage with 95% CI and p values

From: Precision of field triage in patients brought to a trauma centre after introducing trauma team activation guidelines

  Correct triage (n = 2 002) Undertriage (n = 219) OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Gender:     
   Men 1 525 (76%) 137 (63%) 1.00 1.00
   Women 477 (24%) 82 (37%) 1.91 (1.43 – 2.56)* 1.25 (0.89 – 1.77)†
Age:     
   <55 years 1 595 (80%) 99 (45%) 1.00 1.00
   55–70 years 261 (13%) 46 (21%) 2.84 (1.96 – 4.13)* 2.19 (1.45 – 3,31)*
   >70 years 146 (7%) 74 (34%) 8.17 (5.78 – 11.54)* 5.41 (3.60 – 8.13)*
Admitted by:     
   Anaesthetist 1 034 (52%) 25 (11%) 1.00 1.00
   Paramedic 968 (48%) 194 (89%) 8.29 (5.42 – 12.69)* 5.84 (3.73 – 9.13)*
ED-RTS:     
   12 1 035 (52%) 156 (71%) 1.00 1.00
   <12 967 (48%) 63 (29%) 0.43 (0.32 – 0.59)* 0.42 (0.30 – 0.60)*
Fall:     
   No 1 632 (82%) 81 (37%) 1.00 1.00
   Yes 370 (18%) 138 (63%) 7.52 (5.59 – 10.11)* 4.89 (3.51 – 6.83)*
  1. CI: Confidence Interval; OR: Odds Ratio; *: p < 0.001; †: p = 0.202;
  2. ED-RTS: Revised Trauma Score in the Emergency Department