Table 1

ED characteristics and eligible adult patients with serious illness, by year

SiteLocationInpatient bedsAdmissionsED visitsEligible*,
no (% of ED visits)
Discharged or Observed†, no (% of eligible)
New York University (NYU) School of Medicine
 Perelman ED/Tisch HospitalNew York City, New York, USA71838 04560 0969014 (15)2704 (30)
 Bellevue Hospital Center  EDNew York City, New York, USA82729 793122 38911 015 (9)2203 (20)
 NYU Hospital Brooklyn EDBrooklyn, New York, USA45024 74868 0608167 (12)2041 (25)
Brigham and Women’s/Dana Farber Cancer Institute
 Brigham and Women’s EDBoston, Massachusetts, USA75719 09162 0009300 (15)2511 (27)
Beaumont
  Royal OakRoyal Oak, Michigan, USA107058 539120 00025 666 (21)3853 (15)
 TroyTroy, Michigan, USA52033 75979 00017 434 (22)2151 (12)
Ohio State University
 Wexner Medical CenterColumbus, Ohio, USA96245 927120 15617 801 (15)8393 (47)
University of Florida (UF)
 UF ShandsGainesville, Florida, USA97341 66975 53715 561 (21)5176 (33)
Yale University
 Yale New HavenNew Haven, Connecticut, USA157654 412141 42211 828 (8)4408 (37)
  • *ED-admissions by patients with ICD-9 or ICD-10 codes consistent with advanced cancer or end-stage organ failure.

  • †Patients who met criteria based on ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes who were discharged home from the ED or the observation unit.

  • ED, emergency department.