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Table 2 Comparison of MAU transfer status (Yes/No) and MAU classification based on independent audits of ED admissions. CI: Confidence interval

From: Effectiveness of clinical criteria in directing patient flow from the emergency department to a medical assessment unit in Queensland, Australia: a retrospective chart review of hospital administrative data

MAU Transfer MAU Classification (n = 540)
  Indications for MAU Contraindications for MAU Preference for MAU
No 132 6b 52
Yes 254a 16 80
Total 386 22 132
% Transferred (95 % CI) 66 % (61–71 %) 73 % (50–89 %) 61 % (52–69 %)
p-value < 0.001 0.052 0.018
  1. aTrue positive; bTrue negative