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Table 4 Differences in characteristics of patients hospitalized in study centers and patients transferred to secondary level hospitals

From: Management of potentially life-threatening emergencies at 74 primary level hospitals in Mongolia: results of a prospective, observational multicenter study

  Patients hospitalized Patients transferred p-value
n 737 530  
Age (years) 38 (20–55) 32 (17–48) 0.005a
Male gender (n/%) 365 (49.5) 325 (61.3) <0.001a
Diagnostic categories (n/%)
Trauma 146 (19.8) 179 (33.8) <0.001a
Surgical (non-trauma) 101 (13.7) 144 (27.2) <0.001a
Medical 173 (23.5) 53 (10) <0.001a
Neurological 69 (9.4) 51 (9.6) 0.7
Infection 51 (6.9) 29 (5.5) 0.41
Obstetrical 7 (0.9) 10 (1.9) 0.13
Other 190 (25.8) 64 (12.1) <0.001a
Modified Early Warning Score (pts) 3 (2–5) 3 (2–5) 0.04a
South African Trauma Score (pts) 2 (1–2) 1 (1–2) 0.02a
Need for emergency surgery (n/%) 54 (7.3) 78 (14.7) <0.001a
Length of hospital stay (days) 5 (1–8) data not available  
Hospital mortality (n/%) 41 (3.2) data not available  
  1. Data are given as median values with interquartile range, if not otherwise indicated
  2. asignificant difference between age groups