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Table 2 Chief Complaint or Reason for Admission per Triage Physician

From: Factors associated with low-acuity hospital admissions in a public safety-net setting: a cross-sectional study

  Admitted from ED (n = 349) Discharged from ED (n = 103)
Diagnosis/Syndrome, n (%) 196 (56.2) 51 (49.5)
Skin/soft tissue infection [40] Skin/soft tissue infection [10]
ESRD/hemodialysis [13] Intoxication/withdrawal [5]
COPD [13] ESRD/hemodialysis [4]
Undifferentiated Symptom, n (%) 103 (29.5) 37 (35.9)
Ambulatory dysfunction [26] Pain [16]
Pain [22] Ambulatory dysfunction [6]
Altered mental status [17] Dyspnea/cough [5]
Objective Laboratory or Vital Sign Measurement, n (%) 16 (4.6) 15 (14.6)
Anemia [2] Anemia [5]
Hyponatremia [2] Hyperkalemia [2]
Hypoxia [2] Hypotension [2]
Social “Placement”, n (%) 25 (7.2) 0
Missing/not recorded, n (%) 9 (2.6) 0
  1. The three most common presenting complaints for each category are listed with frequency [n] ESRD=end-stage renal disease, COPD= chronic obstructive pulmonary disease