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Table 5 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

Variables N (%)
ED disposition
 Home 95 (20.5)
 ED observation 65 (14)
 Other hospitals 13(2.8)
 Hospital admission 286 (61.8)
 Death 1 (0.2)
 Other 3(0.6)
Hospital admission, n = 286 patients
 Hospital length of stay, median (IQR) 8 (5–15)
 Hospital disposition, n = 286
  Home 219 (76.6)
  Refer to other hospital 2 (0.7)
  Death 65 (22.7)
Mortality rate at 1 year
 Death 181 (39.1)
 Causes of death  
  Pneumonia 46 (26.4)
  Cancer 26 (14.9)
  Urinary tract infection 6 (3.4)
  Sepsis 20 (11.4)
  Unknown 76 (43.7)