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Table 3 Assessments, care and services while in the ED (n = 54)

From: The Older Persons’ Transitions in Care (OPTIC) study: pilot testing of the transition tracking tool

CTAS score N (%)
  I 0 (0.0)
  II 7 (14.0)
  III 37 (74%)
  IV 5 (10.0)
  V 1 (2.0)
Valid cases/missing 50/4
Service(s) provided  
Consultation(s) 22 (40.7)
Diagnostic test(s) 54 (100.0)
Medical procedure(s) 25 (46.3)
Valid cases (for each service) 54
Consultation(s)  
Internal medicine 7 (25.9)
Orthopaedics 4 (14.4)
Gastroenterology 3 (11.1)
Gerontology 3 (11.1)
Other 10 (37.0)
Total consultations 27
Valid cases (for each consultation type) /Missing (no consultation) 22/32
Diagnostic test(s)  
Lab work 35 (27.8)
X-rays 33 (26.2)
Urine 27 (21.4)
Electrocardiogram 13 (10.3)
CT scan 9 (7.1)
Ultrasound 3 (2.4)
Radiometer 2 (1.6)
Other 7 (5.6)
Total consultations /Valid cases (for each test type) 126/54
ED Final Diagnosis  
Fractures (hip/pelvis, limb) 12 (26.1)
Falls related injuries 8 (17.4)
Respiratory (respiratory failure, pneumonia, COPD) 5 (10.9)
Urinary-related illness 4 (8.7)
Altered mental status (dementia, confusion) 4 (8.7)
Gastro-intestinal (GI bleed, bowel obstruction) 3 (6.5)
CVA (stroke) 3 (6.5)
Cardiac (cardiac arrest, chest pain, CHF) 2 (4.3)
Abnormal blood work 2 (4.3)
Other 3 (6.5)
Valid cases/missing 46/8