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Table 1 Participant and interview characteristics

From: Experiences with and attitudes towards geriatric screening among older emergency department patients: a qualitative study

  Demographics Characteristics of the ED visit Characteristics of the interview
Sex Age Chief complaint at ED arrival Triage urgencya Result of APOP screening Hospital admis-
sion
Days between ED visit and interview Family member present during interview
1 Male 78 Dyspnea Orange Low risk No 22 Yes
2 Female 71 Fall, wrist fracture Yellow Low risk Yes 28 No
3 Male 78 Chest pain Yellow Low risk No 32 Yes
4 Female 82 Malaise Orange Low riskb Yes 34 No
5 Female 71 Malaise Yellow Low risk No 38 Yes
6 Male 76 Chest pain Orange High risk on cognitive domain No 36 Yes
7 Female 87 Chest pain Yellow Low risk No 42 No
8 Male 84 Dyspnea Orange High risk on functional domain Yes 44 No
9 Female 90 Collapse Yellow High risk on functional domain No 51c No
10 Female 75 Head/brain injury Orange High risk on cognitive domain No 42 Yes
11 Female 82 Head/brain injury Green High risk on cognitive domaind No 42 Yes
12 Male 94 Suspected dissection aorta Orange High risk on cognitive domain No 42 Yes
13 Male 94 Hip luxation Orange Low risk No 42 Yes
  1. a Triage urgency according to the Manchester Triage System: Green = standard care > 1 h, Yellow = urgent care < 1 h, Orange = very urgent care < 10 min
  2. b Screening was incorrectly completed, the participant turned out to have a high risk on the functional domain
  3. c Interview took place in a geriatric rehabilitation center
  4. d Participant with diagnosis of dementia