Table 1

Baseline characteristics of the study population

Boys,
n=63 042
Girls,
n=53 715
Age, no. (%)
 0–<1 years10 289 (16)8009 (15)
 1–<12 years44 233 (70)36 929 (69)
 ≥12 years8520 (14)8777 (16)
MTS urgency, no. (%)
 Emergent/very urgent7532 (12)5232 (10)
 Urgent17 583 (28)14 839 (28)
 Standard/non-urgent37 927 (60)33 644 (63)
Clinical presentation, no (%)
 Cardiac688 (1)710 (1)
 Dermatological8179 (13)6443 (12)
 Ear, nose and throat5808 (9)5754 (11)
 Gastrointestinal9346 (15)8871 (17)
 Neurological or psychiatric2437 (4)2254 (4)
 Respiratory8218 (13)5742 (11)
 Trauma or musculoskeletal11 587 (18)9045 (17)
 General malaise12 934 (21)11 412 (21)
 Urological or gynaecological1315 (2)1268 (2)
 Other2530 (4)2216 (4)
Diagnostics, no. (%)
 Laboratory12 461 (20)11 597 (22)
 Imaging13 386 (21)11 216 (21)
Medication, no. (%)
 Inhalation5177 (8)3389 (6)
 Intravenous4901 (8)4143 (8)
Disposition, n (%)
 Mortality at the ED12 (<0.1)4 (<0.1)
 ICU admission369 (0.6)299 (0.6)
 Hospital admission6447 (10)4965 (9)
 Discharge/other56 214 (89)48 447 (90)
  • Percentages are column totals.

  • ED, emergency department; ICU, intensive care unit; MTS, Manchester Triage System.