Table 1

Summarises the distribution of the sample regarding admission, all-cause death outcome and consumption of x-ray, ECG and laboratory tests

MTS codeTriagedAdmitted (%)Deaths (%)Utilisation at ED (%)
x-RayECGLaboratory
RedAll9858 (59.2)30 (30.6)23.529.626.5
Med8356 (67.5)29 (34.9)25.333.731.3
Surg152 (13.3)1 (6.7)13.36.70.0
OrangeAll3467427 (12.3)113 (3.3)37.745.360.0
Med3076374 (12.2)107 (3.5)36.649.765.4
Surg39153 (13.6)6 (1.5)4611.017.1
High acuity/priorityAll3565485 (13.6)143 (4.0)37.344.959.1
Med3159430 (13.6)136 (4.3)36.349.364.5
Surg40655 (13.5)7 (1.7)44.810.816.5
YellowAll8150386 (4.7)72 (0.9)38.517.733.7
Med5523234 (4.2)60 (1.1)32.423.627.5
Surg2627152 (5.8)12 (0.5)51.25.38.4
GreenAll10 982146 (1.3)32 (0.3)34.04.913.6
Med495074 (1.5)23 (0.5)28.09.427.5
Surg603272 (1.2)1 (0.1)39.01.12.1
BlueAll9183 (0.3)3 (0.3)19.92.87.5
Med3892 (0.5)2 (0.5)26.26.216.7
Surg5291 (0.2)1 (0.2)15.30.40.8
Low acuity/priorityAll20 050535 (2.7)107 (0.5)35.210.021.5
Med10 862310 (2.9)85 (0.8)30.216.536.3
Surg9188225 (2.4)22 (0.2)41.12.33.9
WhiteAll1106108 (9.8)26 (2.4)16.05.810.3
Med30968 (22)20 (6.5)17.29.122.7
Surg79740 (5.0)6 (0.8)15.64.55.5
TotalAll24 7211128 (4.6)276 (1.1)34.614.826.4
Med14 330808 (5.6)241 (1.7)31.223.642.3
Surg10 391320 (3.1)35 (0.3)39.32.84.5
  • ED, emergency department; MTS, Manchester Triage System.