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Table 2 Comparison of general ER population during study period with hospitalized and included patients

From: Diagnostic error increases mortality and length of hospital stay in patients presenting through the emergency room

  Total Hospitalized Hospitalized to IM Included
Number of patients 14,187 4199 894 755
Female (n [%]) 6197 (43.7%) 1684 (40.1%) 425 (47.5%) 322 (42.7%)
Age (years; mean [SD]) 48.98 (20.36) 60.63 (18.96) 66.17 (18.08) 65.14 (18.4)
Via resuscitation bay (n [%]) 1441 (10.2%) 982 (23.4%) 94 (10.5%) 81 (10.8%)
Triage category (n [%])
See immediately 1068 (7.5%) 740 (17.6%) 43 (4.8%) 43 (5.7%)
See within 20 min 3273 (23.1%) 1476 (35.2%) 361 (40.4%) 316 (41.9%)
See within 120 min 8386 (59.1%) 1745 (41.6%) 448 (50.1%) 367 (48.6%)
See today 924 (6.5%) 152 (3.6%) 29 (3.2%) 23 (3.0%)
Non-urgent 540 (3.8%) 86 (2.0%) 13 (1.5%) 6 (0.8%)
  1. All percentages refer to number of patients within column; ER: emergency room; IM: internal medicine