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Table 3 Outcomes of infectious elderly ED patients

From: Prevalence and factors associated with one-year mortality of infectious diseases among elderly emergency department patients in a middle-income country

VariablesN (%)
ED disposition
 Home95 (20.5)
 ED observation65 (14)
 Other hospitals13 (2.8)
 Hospital admission286 (61.8)
 Death1 (0.2)
 Other3 (0.6)
Hospital admission, n = 286 patients
 Hospital length of stay, median (IQR)8 (5–15)
 Hospital disposition, n = 286
  Home219 (76.6)
  Refer to other hospital2 (0.7)
  Death65 (22.7)
Mortality rate at 1 year
 Death181 (39.1)
 Causes of death
  Pneumonia46 (26.4)
  Cancer26 (14.9)
  Urinary tract infection6 (3.4)
  Sepsis20 (11.4)
  Unknown76 (43.7)