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Table 3 Emergency Department and Hospital Discharge Destinations

From: Emergency department length of stay for patients requiring mechanical ventilation: a prospective observational study

Discharge Destinations MV only (n = 484) NIV only (n = 118) Both (n = 16)
From the ED    
Intensive care unit 327 (67.6) 20 (17.0) 9 (56.3)
Operating room 45 (9.3)
Death 33 (8.8) 5 (4.2) 3 (18.8)
Other hospital 33 (6.8) 1 (6.3)
General floora 17 (3.9) 67 (56.8) 2 (12.5)
Coronary care/high dependency unit 18 (3.5) 22 (18.6) 1 (6.3)
Homea 11 (2.3) 4 (3.4)
From the hospital (n = 406) (n = 109) (n = 12)
Home 160 (39.4) 63 (57.8) 6 (50.0)
Death 146 (36.0) 29 (26.6) 5 (41.7)
Other acute care hospital 38 (9.4) 7 (6.4)
Rehabilitation 35 (8.6) 2 (1.8) 1 (8.3)
Long term care facility 21 (5.2) 4 (3.7)
Not available 6 (1.5) 4 (3.7)
  1. MV = mechanical ventilation (invasive), NIV = non-invasive ventilation, ED = emergency department.
  2. aOf the 27 patients discharge to the floor or home, the 3 main indications for ventilation were overdose (12, 44.4%), trauma (8, 29.6%) and cardiac arrest (3, 11.1%).