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Table 2 Prehospital and in-hospital characteristics of shock (2007–2011)

From: Erratum to: Shock in the emergency department; a 12 year population based cohort study

   MECU, n (%)* Overall Mortality, n (%)
Specialty/Department ED contacts, n (%) Prehospital contacts, n (%) Intravenous fluid therapy Intravenous vasopressor therapy Mechanical ventilation Cardiac arrest ICU admission, n (%) 7-days 90-days
Emergency Department 193 (26.1) 35 (18.1) 14 (7.3) 9 (4.7) 10 (5.2) 4 (2.1) 9 (4.7) 44 (22.7) 65 (33.7)
General Internal Medicine 36 (4.9) 2 (5.6) 1 (2.8) 0 (0.0) 1 (2.8) 1 (2.8) 14 (38.9) 10 (27.8) 14 (38.9)
Cardiology 73 (9.9) 17 (23.3) 11 (15.1) 11 (15.1) 11 (15.1) 10 (12.3) 19 (26.0) 22 (30.1) 35 (47.9)
Gastroenterology 67 (9.1) 9 (13.4) 7 (10.5) 2 (3.0) 3 (4.5) 0 (0.0) 15 (22.4) 13 (19.4) 25 (37.3)
Geriatriology 75 (10.1) 16 (21.3) 5 (6.7) 2 (2.7) 5 (6.7) 2 (2.7) 3 (4.0) 15 (20.0) 42 (56.0)
General Surgery 53 (7.2) 5 (9.4) 3 (5.7) 1 (1.9) 1 (1.9) 1 (1.9) 18 (34.0) 14 (26.4) 27 (50.0)
Orthopedic Surgery 34 (4.6) 4 (11.8) 3 (8.8) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 8 (23.5) 6 (17.1) 13 (38.2)
Pulmonology 52 (7.0) 12 (23.1) 11 (21.2) 5 (9.6) 6 (11.5) 2 (3.9) 15 (28.9) 14 (26.9) 25 (48.1)
Endocrinology 27 (3.6) 1 (3.7) 1 (3.7) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 3 (11.1) 2 (7.4) 8 (29.6)
Infectious Diseases 48 (6.5) 18 (37.5) 9 (18.8) 5 (10.4) 6 (12.5) 1 (2.1) 26 (54.2) 12 (25.0) 22 (45.8)
Heart, Pulmonary and vascular Surgery 20 (2.7) 4 (20.0) 3 (15.0) 2 (10.0) 2 (10.0) 0 (0.0) 9 (45.0) 8 (40.0) 9 (45.0)
Neurology 17 (2.3) 8 (47.1) 4 (23.5) 3 (17.7) 2 (11.8) 0 (0.0) 7 (41.2) 1 (5.9) 2 (11.8)
Nephrology 12 (1.6) 1 (8.3) 1 (8.3) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 4 (33.3) 6 (50.0) 8 (66.7)
Hematology 4 (0.5) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (25.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Rheumatology 9 (1.2) 1 (11.1) 1 (11.1) 0 (0.0) 1 (11.1) 0 (0.0) 2 (22.2) 0 (0.0) 4 (44.4)
Oncology 6 (0.8) 2 (33.3) 1 (16.7) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (16.7) 2 (33.3) 4 (66.7)
Urology 2 (0.3) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (50.0)
Otorhinolaryngology 5 (0.7) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (20.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Neurosurgery 4 (0.5) 3 (80.0) 4 (75.0) 1 (25.0) 2 (50.0) 1 (25.0) 4 (100.0) 1 (25.0) 2 (50.0)
Plastic Surgery 2 (0.3) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (50.0)
Hospice 1 (0.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (100.0)
Total 740 (100.0) 138 (18.6) 78 (10.5) 41 (5.5) 52 (6.8) 21 (2.8) 159 (21.5) 180 (24.3) 308 (41.6)
  1. ED Emergency Department, ICU Intensive Care Unit, MECU Physician-staffed mobile emergency care units
  2. *Data on MECU transportation and ICU admission available from 2007 to 2011