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Table 3 Disposition of patients by expert patient or clinician triage scores

From: Task shifting of triage to peer expert informal care providers at a tertiary referral HIV clinic in Malawi: a cross-sectional operational evaluation

Triage score Disposition Expert patient Clinicians
N = 441a N = 453
N (%) N (%)
Emergency Admitted to hospital 3 (21.4) 5 (83.3)
Same-day laboratory testing 1 (7.1) 1 (16.7)
Same-day specialist referral 0 (0) 0 (0)
Discharged 6 (42.9) 0 (0)
No data on disposition 4 (28.6) 0 (0)
Priority Admitted to hospital 7 (4.6) 11 (14.9)
Same-day laboratory testing 23 (15.0) 21 (28.4)
Same-day specialist referral 6 (3.9) 2 (2.9)
Discharged 107 (70.0) 30 (42.9)
No data on disposition 10 (6.5) 10 (14.3)
Routine Admitted to hospital 1 (0.4) 0
Same-day laboratory testing 7 (2.6) 12 (3.2)
Same-day specialist referral 7 (2.6) 10 (2.9)
Discharged 206 (76.3) 296 (80.0)
No data on disposition 49 (18.1) 54 (14.5)
  1. a N = determined by complete triage data