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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the sample

From: The Geriatric Emergency Department Intervention model of care: a pragmatic trial

Characteristic Pre-implementation Group n = 9066 Interim-implementation Group n = 25,675 Full-implementation Group n = 10,242
Age - mean (sd) 81 (7) 81 (7) 81 (7)
Male gender – n (%) 4349 (48) 12,543 (49) 5073 (50)
Presenting conditions – n (%)
 Cardiac 2441 (27) 6586 (26) 2439 (24)
 Trauma 1557 (17) 4674 (18) 1860 (18)
 Gastrointestinal 828 (9) 2259 (9) 914 (9)
 Respiratory 805 (9) 2102 (8) 883 (9)
 Neurological 735 (8) 2221 (9) 865 (8)
 Other (20 codes) 2696 (30) 7830 (30) 3273 (32)
 Missing 4 (< 0.1) 3 (< 0.1) 8 (< 0.1)
Arrived by ambulance- n (%) 7196 (79) 19,830 (77) 7746 (76)
Australian Triage Score Category – n (%)
 Resuscitation 139 (2) 406 (2) 146 (1)
 Emergent 2521 (28) 6968 (27) 2554 (25)
 Urgent 4219 (47) 12,040 (47) 4754 (46)
 Less urgent 2043 (23) 5776 (23) 2581 (25)
 Non-urgent 144 (2) 485 (2) 207 (2)
  1. N.B. Some column percentages do not add to 100% because of rounding