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Table 5 Patients’ disposition and hospital outcomes

From: The clinical presentation, utilization, and outcome of individuals with sickle cell anaemia presenting to urban emergency department of a tertiary hospital in Tanzania

Disposition N = 752 % (95% CI)
Admitted 534 71.0 (67.6–74.2)
Discharged from ED 213 28.3 (25.1–31.7)
Died in ED 5 0.7 (0.3–1.5)
Death within 24-h of ED presentation ϖ 8 1.1 (0.5–2.1)
Inpatient mortality φ 11 2.1 (1.2–3.7)
Overall mortality 16 2.1 (1.3–3.4)
  Median IQR
Median length of hospital stay 3 days 1–5 days
  1. ϖ Includes ED and inpatient deaths
  2. φ Includes only in patients’ deaths (denominator: N = 534) those who were admitted