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Table 3 Outcomes of patients <70 and ≥70 years of age

From: The most commonly used disease severity scores are inappropriate for risk stratification of older emergency department sepsis patients: an observational multi-centre study

  Total cohort <70 years ≥70 years
In-hospital mortality,
N, % (95% CI) (90)
143, 6.3 (5.3–7.3) 69, 4.6 (3.5–5.7) 74, 9.5 (7.4–11.6)
ICU/MCU admission,
n (%)a
220, 9.6 (8.4–10.8) 135, 9.0 (7.6–10.4) 85, 10.9 (8.7–13.1)
Unanticipated transfer,
n (%)b (101)
91, 4.0 (3.2–4.8) 63, 4.2 (3.2–5.2)) 28, 3.6 (2.3–4.9)
Composite outcome,
n (%)c
384, 16.8 (15.3–18.3) 225, 15 (13.2–16.8) 159, 20.3 (17.5–23.1)
  1. Outcomes are reported as number (N), % (95%-CI) Missing values are shown in parentheses for every variable
  2. adirect transfer from ED to MCU/ICU
  3. bpatient had been admitted from ED to ward, but had an unanticipated transfer to ICU or MCU within 48 h after admission
  4. ccombined outcome of ICU/MCU admission, unanticipated transfer and mortality
  5. Abbreviations: CI Confidence interval, ICU Intensive care unit, MCU Medium care unit, ED Emergency department