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Table 5 Mortality rates within 7 and 30 days in age groups for the three emergency departments (ED)

From: Physician-led team triage based on lean principles may be superior for efficiency and quality? A comparison of three emergency departments with different triage models

  Age groups Physician triage* Nurse-physician triage* Nurse triage* p-value
Mortality rate within 7 days after attending ED within age groups 19 - 64 0.10 0.22 0.18  
  65 - 79 0.85 1.03 1.21 <0.001
  > 79 2.52 3.32 2.94  
  Total 0.85 1.00 0.96  
Mortality rate within 30 days after attending ED within age groups 19 - 64 0.21 0.44 0.32  
  65 - 79 1.81 2.22 2.68 <0.001
  > 79 5.45 6.16 6.11  
  Total 1.82 1.94 2.00  
  1. *number of deaths divided by the number of attendants per age group and ED.