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Table 4 Disposition, discharge outcome and resource utilization of each Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS) for elderly patients

From: The validity of the canadian triage and acuity scale in predicting resource utilization and the need for immediate life-saving interventions in elderly emergency department patients

    CTAS    p
  Level 1
(n = 113)
Level 2
(n = 174)
Level 3
(n = 1154)
Level 4
(n = 347)
Level 5
(n = 115)
 
Disposition       
   Discharge 3 (2.7) 32 (18.4) 584 (50.6) 281 (81.0) 110 (95.7) < 0.001
   Admission-non ICU 20 (17.7) 70 (40.2) 531 (46.0) 66 (19.0) 5 (4.3)  
   Admission-ICU 85 (75.2) 70 (40.2) 39 (3.4) 0 (0.0) 0 (0)  
   Death 5 (4.4) 2 (1.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0)  
Discharge outcome       
   Alive 89 (78.8) 142 (81.6) 1121 (97.1) 347 (100.0) 115 (100.0) < 0.001
   Death 24 (21.2) 32 (18.4) 33 (2.9) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)  
LOS (day)* 9.0 (4, 20) 5.0 (1, 12) 1.3 (0, 8) 0 (0, 1) 0 (0, 0) < 0.001
Consult 84 (74.3) 102 (58.6) 480 (41.6) 58 (16.7) 4 (3.5) < 0.001
CT 72 (63.7) 98 (56.3) 485 (42.0) 97 (28.0) 11 (9.6) < 0.001
  1. *Median (Interquartile rage)
  2. Parenthesis indicates percentage.
  3. ICU: intensive care unit
  4. LOS: length of stay
  5. CT: computed tomography