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Table 5 Agreement between Tvitals and Tcomplaint

From: Abnormal vital signs are strong predictors for intensive care unit admission and in-hospital mortality in adults triaged in the emergency department - a prospective cohort study

    Tvitals   
Tcomplaint Red Orange Yellow Green Total
Red 38 9 7 57 111
Orange 31 270 206 780 1287
Yellow 20 99 645 1283 2047
Green 7 18 98 907 1030
Total 96 396 956 3027 4475
  1. Tvitals: Triage category determined by vital signs
  2. Tcomplaint: Triage category determined by presenting complaint algorithm
  3. The table illustrates complete cases, i.e. where both Tvitals and Tcomplaint were colour coded. A total of 1342 (21%) patients did have a presenting complaint assigned, but no colour coding due to insufficient information. Tcomplaint was missing in 370 (5.9%) patients, while Tvitals were missing in 118 (1.9%) patients.