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Table 2 Common reasons for ED transfer

From: Appropriateness of transferring nursing home residents to emergency departments: a systematic review

Common reasons for ED transfers Articles
Trauma 2–59% [2,3,4,5,6, 16, 19, 27, 28, 35, 37, 39, 40, 45, 49, 68, 70, 71]
Altered mental state 1–41% [3, 5, 6, 27, 37, 39, 71]
Infection/inflammation 3–49% [3, 19, 27, 35, 40]
Respiratory 9–30% [2,3,4,5,6, 8, 16, 18, 19, 27, 28, 37, 45, 49, 70]
Genitourinary 5–23% [2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 18, 19, 27, 28]
Gastrointestinal 6–22% [2, 5, 6, 8, 19, 27, 37, 39, 45, 49, 70]
Catheter problems 4–15% [37, 39]
Cardiovascular 3–21% [2, 4, 6, 8, 16, 19, 27, 45, 49, 70]
Fever 5–13% [6, 37]
Central Nervous System symptoms 3–9% [4, 8, 19, 27, 39, 49]