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Table 2 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the sample in the two hospitals and two time periods

From: Translation of the geriatric emergency department intervention into other emergency departments: a post implementation evaluation of outcomes for older adults

Characteristic Hospital A Pre Hospital A Post Hospital B Pre Hospital B Post
Presentations—number 9391 9349 8933 9899
Age – mean (sd) 79 [7] 79 (7) 80 (7) 80 (7)
Male sex – n (%) 4864 (52) 4922 (53) 4385 (49) 4733 (48)
Indigenous – n (%) 563 (6) 521 (6) 123 (1) 145 (1)
From RACF – n (%) 1017 (11) 1495 (16) 1250 (14) 1299 (13)
Presenting conditions – n (%)
 Cardiac 1753 (19) 1521 (16) 1554 (17) 2218 (22)
 Trauma 999 (11) 895 (10) 1578 (18) 1646 (17)
Arrived by Ambulance – n (%) 5762 (61) 6453 (69) 6928 (78) 7527 (76)
ATS – n (%)
 Resus/ Emergent 2482 (26) 2398 (26) 2190 (25) 2776 (28)
 Urgent 4614 (49) 4755 (51) 5166 (58) 5469 (55)
 Less urgent/ Non-urgent 2295 (24) 2196 (23) 1577 (18) 1654 (17)
Seen by GEDI Team member – n (%) 0 (0) 3135 (33) 0 (0) 4151 (42)
  1. Legend: SD Standard Deviation, RACF Residential Aged Care Facility, ATS Australasian Triage Scale