TABLE 2

Patient Characteristics

CharacteristicStudy Population (N = 17 943)
Female gender, n (%)        7399 (41)
Median age (IQR), y        4.2 (1.4–9.5)
Presenting problem, n (%)
 Trauma        4438 (25)
 Gastrointestinal        2399 (13)
 FWS        1624 (9)
 Dyspnea        1566 (9)
 Wounds        1186 (7)
 Neurologic        810 (5)
 Urinary tract problems        438 (2)
 Local infection/abscess        344 (2)
 Rash        306 (2)
 Ear, nose, throat        260 (1)
 Other problems        3953 (22)
 Missing        620 (4)
MTS triage category, n (%)
 Immediate        356 (2)
 Very urgent        2237 (13)
 Urgent        7887 (44)
 Standard        6339 (35)
 Nonurgent        504 (3)
 Missing        620 (4)
Follow-up, n (%)
 No follow-up        6700 (37)
 Outpatient clinic/GP        5835 (33)
 Hospital admission        2828 (16)
 ICU admission/mortality at ED        373 (2)
 Other follow-up        2207 (12)
  • GP, general practitioner; IQR, interquartile range.