Table 1

Baseline characteristics of the study population

CharacteristicTotal (n=12 317)
Age (years, median (IQR))60 (41–73)
Female, n (%)5847 (47.5)
Chief complaint*, n (%)
 Stomach aches1313 (10.7)
 General malaise1143 (9.3)
 Shortness of breath757 (6.1)
 Chest pain670 (5.4)
 Neurological deficit601 (4.9)
ED length of stay (hours, median (IQR))3.8 (2.6–5.3)
Admitted, n (%)5004 (40.6)
30-day mortality, n (%)476 (3.9)
  • *Only complaints with a frequency over 500 are presented.