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Table 1 General characteristics of the patient sample (2012–2015)

From: The Harvard medical practice study trigger system performance in deceased patients

Average age (years) 67.6
Gender 52% male
Admission specialism 5% paediatrics
7% other
9% neurology
12% lung diseases
14% ICU
14% cardiology
15% surgery
24% internal medicine
Average length of stay (days) 13.5