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Table 5 Immediate life-saving intervention versus demographic characteristics, dispositions and CTAS Triage level 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

  Immediate intervention  
Characteristics Received
(n = 94)
Non received
(n = 1809)
p
Gender    
   Female 52 (55.3) 980 (54.2) 0.828
   Male 42 (44.7) 829 (45.8)  
Age    
   Age 65-74, yr 39 (41.5) 1072 (59.3) < 0.001
   Age 75-84, yr 27 (28.7) 569 (31.5)  
   Age ≥ 85, yr 28 (29.8) 168 (9.3)  
Disposition    
   Discharged 8 (8.5) 1002 (55.4) < 0.001
   Admitted-non ICU 27 (28.7) 665 (36.8)  
   Admitted-ICU 53 (56.4) 141 (7.8)  
   Death 6 (6.4) 1 (0.1)  
Discharge outcome    
   Alive 59 (62.8) 1755 (97.0) < 0.001
   Death 35 (37.2) 54 (3.0)  
CTAS Level    
   1 46 (48.9) 67 (3.7) < 0.001
   2 46 (48.9) 128 (7.1)  
   3 2 (2.1) 1152 (63.7)  
   4 0 (0.0) 347 (19.2)  
   5 0 (0.0) 115 (6.4)  
  1. Parenthesis indicates percentage.
  2. ICU: intensive care unit