Table 2

Final dispositions of patients in pre-PATS and PATS study periods

Pre-PATS periodPATS period
Disposition% (95% CI) number% (95% CI) numberp Value
Admitted to ward or surgery41.9 (41.1 to 42.7) 616143.7 (43.1 to 44.3) 11 038<0.05
Discharge to home or clinic43.8 (42.6 to 45.0) 644649.6 (49 to 50.2) 12 523<0.05
Dead on arrival1.56 (1.35 to 1.75) 2281.64 (1.48 to 1.80) 4140.49
Left without being seen0.01 (0.01 to 0.03) 20.48 (0.39 to 0.56) 120<0.05
Died in A&E0.19 (0.12 to 0.26) 280.19 (0.13 to 0.24) 470.93
Admitted to ICU0.35 (0.25 to 0.44) 510.06 (0.03 to 0.09) 16<0.05
Unknown final disposition12.2 (10.7 to 13.7) 17904.3 (4.1 to 4.6) 1085<0.05
  • ICU, Intensive Care Unit; PATS, Princess Marina Hospital Accident and Emergency Triage Scale.